Melodifestivalen star and fashion blogger Viktor Frisk has come out, sharing with his fans and friends on social media that he is bisexual. The performer who makes up one half of Samir & Viktor posted a heartfelt message, saying “I like both girls and guys.”
Accompanied with a photo of Viktor casually dressed in jeans and a hoodie, standing in front of a golden sunset, he shared the message with his fans on Instagram and Facebook.
Jag skulle aldrig göra en stor grej av detta. Känner inte att det spelar så stor roll egentligen. Men jag gillar både tjejer och killar. Jag är född till den jag är. Alla människor förtjänar att älska precis vem dom vill och så även jag. Jag kommer alltid respektera människor som respekterar mig på samma sätt tillbaka! Kärleken kommer alltid vara större än hatet. Det förvandlar varken dig eller mig till en sämre människa, vi blir bara starkare! Tillsammans ?? Släpp mig aldrig, jag kommer aldrig släppa er. Ni är mina bästa vänner!
“I would never make a big deal of this. Do not think it matters very much really. But I like both girls and boys. I was born that way. All people deserve to love just who they want and that includes me. I will always respect people who respect me the same way back! Love will always be greater than hate. It makes neither you nor me a worse person, we only become stronger! Together. Never let me go and I will never let you go. You guys are my best friends!”
Viktor’s message received a positive response on social media, with comments like “Incredible and important words!”, “You are the best!” “Respect to you” and the very enthusiastic “Bisexuality is the shit!”. There was also an abundance of heart emojis as Viktor’s fans showered him with love and support.
Along with his best friend Samir Badran, Viktor is part of the duo Samir & Viktor. They’ve had a number of hit singles in Sweden, including “Success”, “Saxof***ingfon” and “Fick Feeling”, as well as their two Melodifestivalen hits, the friendship anthem “Groupie” and “Bada nakna”, which celebrated freedom and self-expression.
Viktor’s coming out follows fellow Melfest star Oscar Zia, who came out earlier this year before going on to place second at Melfest with “Human”. Norway’s Tooji came out last year by releasing a NSFW music video showing him engaging in sexual intercourse with a priest in a church.