Does Shawn Mendes consider himself a feminist?
That’s what a fan wanted to know during a recent Q&A, asking if the 20-year-old Canadian singer is a feminist. His answer, however, wasn’t as straightforward as fans may have expected.
“A feminist…” he briefly ponders before adding, “That’s a loaded question… I mean yes, but I can’t… it’s not yes or no.. you have to think about that answer. You can’t expect someone to answer that on the spot.”
At the same Q&A, Mendes also made the shocking revelation that he never washes his face, making the somewhat dubious claim that his clear skin is the result of meditating.
“I’m not lying when I tell you guys that I don’t wash my face!” he declared. “I meditate a lot. I think skin is very based on how you’re feeling. You could rub dirt on your face and if you’re happy, you won’t break out!”
Mendes’ comments led to a fan freak-out on Twitter: