Sorry, Fans: 'Supernatural' Star Misha Collins Didn't Come Out, he 'Misspoke'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Saturday April 30, 2022
Originally published on April 26, 2022

Misha Collins
Misha Collins  (Source:Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

"Supernatural" actor Misha Collins seemingly came out at a convention last weekend. But the admission was just another apparition: The actor now says he misspoke, People magazine reports.

As previously reported at EDGE, Collins, 47, was at a "Supernatural" convention when he asked his appreciative audience: "How many of you would consider yourself introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals?"

As the crowd cheered, Collins declared: "I'm all three!"

Video of the moment was posted to Twitter, generating instant headlines.

Now Collins himself has taken to Twitter to walk back his words, posting an apology and telling fans that while he not, actually, bisexual, he is "a fierce ally" of the LGBTQ+ community.

Saying he wanted to "deeply apologize," Collins explained that his "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."

No longer trying to "wave off" specifying where he lands on the sexuality spectrum, Collins added, "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."

Collins apologized again "for the clumsiness of my language," and added: "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."

It might be argued that the actor was at least somewhat in character when he made his declaration; the character he played on "Supernatural," an angel called Castiel, was revealed to be gay in the show's final season, noted.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.