YouTube star Shane Dawson comes out as bisexual

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YouTuber Shane Dawson has come out as bisexual.

The video maker, who has nearly seven million subscribers, is one of the biggest names on the internet – and has a huge teenage following.

He came out as bi in a video posted today, on his YouTube channel Shane Dawson TV.

The 26-year-old said: “This is a really hard video to make. I’m really scared… I never thought I would be making this, ever. I woke up this morning and I just had to.

“I’m making this video because I feel like it could help a lot of people. Over the last year, I’ve been extremely sexually confused.

“I always wished that I was gay, that I was just 100 percent gay. It would be a lot easier to be accepted by people… but I’m not.

“I’m not completely gay, and I can’t sit here and say that I am… but I also can’t sit here and say that I’m straight.

“I’ve come to the conclusion, through therapy and through being honest with myself, I am bisexual.

The star opened up about his struggle with his sexuality from a young age, struggling with his religious family, an eating disorder and depression.

He continued: “In a lot of coming out videos, people who are gay or lesbian, they’re so confident.

“I’m not that. I don’t know who I am 100 percent. I know a lot of you guys feel the same way.”