Lilly Singh comes out as bisexual

25 February 2019, 10:37

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Picture: Instagram: Lilly Singh
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

"Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers"

YouTuber Lilly Singh (also known by her username iiSuperwomanii) has come out as bisexual, and urged her followers to embrace their "obstacles" as "superpowers".

Lilly, who has over 5.5 million twitter followers, revealed the fact to her fans on the 25th February, in a tweet that read: "✅ Female ✅ Coloured ✅ Bisexual. Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many “boxes” you check, I encourage you to do the same x"

Fans and fellow YouTubers were quick to support Lilly

Fellow creator Gabbie Hanna tweeted:

"proud of you bbg ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 so happy you’re finally comfy enough to say this out loud!!!!!"

A little while after her initial tweet, Lilly sent out a second message, thanking fans for their kind words. She said:

"Thank you so much for the love and positivity. Words can’t describe how much it means. I appreciate you all. Group hug ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊"

Shane Dawson replied to her tweet saying: "IM SO PROUD OF YOU LILLY!! my heart is exploding!!!!!! 😭❤️"

Lilly took a hiatus from YouTube at the end of 2018 to work on her mental health. She returned in December with her ever-popular yearly collab series, in which she once again teamed up with a series of massive celebs for some hilarious videos.

Now, in 2019, she seems to have gained a new lease on life, and we're excited to see what kinds of awesome stuff she cooks up.