Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Halsey accused Demi Lovato For Exploiting Bisexuality

In a new interview with Paper magazine, singer Halsey got brutally honest about her feelings about bisexuality being exploited in the music scene. 


And she’s seemingly even called people out by name… well, by their lyrics if you want to be exact.

“There’s bi-phobia from the straight community and from the LGBT community. There’s a lack of acceptance”, Halsey revealed.

Bisexual people Halsey has opened up about the problematic way bisexuality is often portrayed in pop music, suggesting that singers like Demi Lovato and Katy Perry exploit it to sell records.

“There’s bi-phobia from the straight community and from the LGBT community. There’s a lack of acceptance,” the 22-year-old singer explained to Paper. “It happens in TV all the time when people write bisexual characters as going through a phase or struggling with something. It’s part of some mental breakdown or rebellion storyline, and that just sucks.”

She continued that “it happens in TV all the time when people write bisexual characters as going through a phase or struggling with something. It’s part of some mental breakdown or rebellion storyline, and that just sucks”.

She went on to say that this problem isn’t just confined to TV, but also to pop music, which she described as “really ostracizing.”

“It’s just a shame that it’s so hard for marginalized or minority people to get the same pop music experience as people who are heterosexual or generally part of the majority,” she said. “They deserve the same pop music experience.”

To provide this experience for her LGBT fans, Halsey penned “Strangers,” an explicitly same-sex love song featuring fellow bi pop star Lauren Jauregui. The track, as the interviewer pointed out, differs from other “queer” pop songs, which are usually “sung by straight women… and [are] more about experimental hookups.”

“Oh, yeah. Bisexuality as a taboo. ‘Don’t tell your mom’ or ‘We shouldn’t do this’ or ‘This feels so wrong but it’s so right'", Halsey continued, appearing to get quite specific.

“That narrative is so fucking damaging to bisexuality and its place in society. That’s something I’ve had to fight my whole life and something I still fight.”

Fans immediately called Halsey out on the use of lyrics in her answers as she referenced two pretty big singers: Katy Perry and Demi Lovato.

Twitter users thought that ‘Don’t tell your mom” is probably a reference to Demi’s “Cool For The Summer” whilst “this feels so wrong but it’s so right” is more than likely a reference to Katy’s “I Kissed A Girl”.

However, Demi being Demi was keen to hit back and posted a bit of a fiery message on Twitter.