Tell Us How You Really Feel? Should Public Figures Keep Their Sexual Preference To Themselves?
Written by Afterparty South on 1 June 2020
Pride month is the commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was the tipping point of the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The month-long celebration in June involves parades, and other special events movements to celebrate the progress of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the month, music artists and performers have celebrated their sexuality while others finally addressed their sexual orientation through the process of “coming out.”
Last year was no exception when the “Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X urged his fans to take a closer look at his song “c7osure” on his twitter, which hinted at the young man’s sexual orientation or “coming out” as gay. With the help of social media, it has become somewhat easier for performers and artists to speak their truth. However, through these platforms, many listeners question if these queer artists should remain silent about their sexual orientation because it is “nobody’s business” what happens in their bedroom. On the other hand, some feel that artists and performers should be allowed to “come-out” if they choose to.
The question is should performers focus on the music and keep quiet about their sexual orientation or should they continue to speak their truth while also producing their music? Tell us how you really feel on our social media sites, call in your response on Side A, Side B, or the Westside, or answer below. Your response may end up on the air! All tea no shade!
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