Is Kim Heechul gay? Super Junior singer responds to questions about his gender orientation

Kim Heechul admitted that he is not gay.

Kim Heechul
Kim Heechul has addressed reports that he is gay Instagram/kimheenim

Kim Heechul has opened up about his sexual orientation. The Super Junior member admitted that he is not gay.

During an interview with Yonhap News, the 33-year-old singer shared his thoughts on the rumours. He said: "I'm not gay. I like women. But I realized that if I say I'm not and vehemently deny it, it's rude and hurtful to people who are actually gay. It's just a matter of preference, and it's just that everyone is different with different values. I decided I don't care even if people who have prejudices about me think that way."

Adding on, Heechul revealed how he, his band mates and label reacted to the gay reports. He said: "Recently, those rumors were posted in the group chat room with Super Junior members and the managers. I was thinking, 'Who is this?' while reading it, and it turned out it was me at the end. The members and I laughed a lot about it. When the label asked if we should counter it, I said no. I'd of course, counter it if they were rumors about me doing illegal things."

He continued: "At first, I didn't like those rumors, so I grew a beard and cut my hair. But recently, I talk about the rumors myself so much that my mother texted me and asked what I'd do if I got caught up in rumors again, haha."

Previously, Heechul had shared few details about his love life. During an episode of Ask Us Anything, he accidentally revealed a bit too much about a former girlfriend.

Super Junior members Leeteuk and Shindong pushed Heechul to share an incident about a girl he met at a nightclub, and started dating later. He said: "We were watching 'The Lion King' at a DVD room, and she wouldn't stop touching me, so I broke up with her."

"I really like animated movies, so when I was watching it, I was really invested. But she kept touching me, and it was bothering me, so we just ended up breaking up," he added.