Supernatural’s Misha Collins clarifies he’s not bisexual after appearing to come out: ‘I’m sorry’

Misha Collins smiles on the red carpet

Supernatural star Misha Collins has clarified that he’s straight after seemingly coming out as bisexual.

The 47-year-old actor apologised for the “clumsiness of [his] language” as he admitted he “badly fumbled” in a Twitter statement shared Monday evening (25 April).

Misha Collins had asked fans at a Supernatural convention on Saturday (23 April) whether they were introverted, extroverted or bisexual.

“I’m all three,” he said, to cheers.

However, Collins later clarified that he “misspoke”, confirming he is straight and a “fierce ally” of the LGBT+ community.

“I want to deeply apologise for misspeaking this weekend,” he said. “At a fan convention in New Jersey, when I was talking with the audience I said that I was ‘all three’ things: an introvert, an extrovert and a bisexual

“My clumsy intention was to wave off actually discussing my sexuality, but I badly fumbled that and understand that was seen as me coming out as bisexual.”

Misha Collins continued: “This was not my intention so I need to correct the record: I am not bisexual. I happen to be straight, but I am also a fierce ally and the last thing I want to do is falsely co-opt the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community.

“I believe and fully support that we need to sanctify the human right to express our identities honestly and to be free to love whomever we choose openly.

“I am deeply sorry for the clumsiness of my language. I want to be a better ally and I feel sick to my stomach that I might have done anything to make things worse.

“I’m trying to learn, trying to do better and I will keep listening.”

In Supernatural, Collins played the angel Castiel, who had a flirtatious closeness with lead character Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles).

The CW fantasy television series was long accused of queerbaiting – but in its third-to-last episode, Castiel professed his love for Winchester – only to then sacrifice himself.

The Supernatural trinity of Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The CW)

“Castiel tells Dean he loves him and basically makes Destiel canon, which is, woah! Fans are kind of freaking out after that,” Collins said during a virtual panel at the DarkLight Online Convention in 2020

“To complicate matters, he dies after that,” he added.

“So Castiel makes this homosexual declaration of love, which is amazing that that happens, and then he dies right after, which plays into a timeless Hollywood trope of ‘kill the gays,‘ which p****s off [fans].

“So, we give and then we take away.”