Stand down Swifties, as a result of Taylor Swift doesn’t have unhealthy blood with Hayley Kiyoko ― regardless of what you may need heard.
In a latest interview with Refinery29, Kiyoko, who overtly and unapologetically identifies as LGBTQ, voiced her frustrations with the music trade and getting put in a field as a result of she sings about girls. Incidentally, she looped in Swift in an effort to specific her criticism.
“I’ve had several music industry execs say, ‘You’re doing another music video about girls?’’’ the “Curious” singer stated in an interview revealed final week. “I actually checked out them and was like, ‘Um, yeah … Taylor Swift sings about men in each single tune and video, and nobody complains that she’s unoriginal.’”
She added, “I’m not over-sexualizing my music. I make out with women because I love women, not because I’m trying to be sexy. That’s not to turn heads — that’s my life.”
Some interpreted the quote as Kiyoko “shading” Swift, however Swift didn’t take it that means in any respect. The “Gorgeous” singer responded to a fan’s remark concerning the quote on Tumblr.
“We ought to applaud artists who are brave enough to inform their trustworthy romantic narrative by means of their artwork, and the actual fact is that I’ve by no means encountered homophobia and he or she has,” Swift stated. “It’s her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs. straight love interests.”
The Tumblr consumer Swift responded to had famous that Swift herself has stated related issues about male artists to level out sexism within the trade.
“It is actually very similar to when Taylor back in 2014/2015 would say in interviews how she believes people are sexist when they call her out for writing about her exes but don’t call out people like Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars for writing about theirs,” the fan stated.
“She wasn’t calling out Ed or Bruno at the time, yet rather criticizing how the media and the public handle the situation. Hayley appears to be doing the same.”
During an look on an Australian radio present in 2014, Swift identified the unfair normal of people that didn’t approve of her singing about previous relationships.
“You’re going to have people who are going to say, ‘Oh, you know, like, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’” she stated, based on Time. “And I believe frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their present girlfriends, their love life, and nobody raises the pink flag there.”
And ultimately, issues labored out with Kiyoko, as she responded to Swift’s Tumblr feedback by way of Twitter on Saturday.
″[Love] and respect to @taylorswift13 and all of the courageous artists on the market sharing their reality with the world,” she tweeted. “I appreciate you. We keep climbing.”