It is safe to say that Hayley Kiyoko is not a big fan of Rita Ora’s brand new song titled ‘Girls.’ The fellow singer thinks the single is really harmful to the LGBTQ community!
As you may be aware by now, Rita Ora has just dropped a collab song with Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charlie XCX.
The lyrics are all about exploring bisexuality: ‘Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls.’
Openly gay Hayley Kiyoko took to social media today to slam the song’s controversial portrayal of LGBTQ relationships.
‘It’s important for us artists to use our platforms to move the cultural needle forward, not backwards. There’s a new song that came out today featuring a handful of well-known pop artists that had me overwhelmed with many thoughts. I actually have a knot in my stomach right now,’ the artist wrote.
The 27 year old went on to say that she totally supports stars ‘opening up more and more about their sexual identities.
However, ‘every so often certain songs appear with messaging that is downright tone-deaf, which does much more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community.’
‘A song like this fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women. I know this was not the intention of the artists on the song, but it is the lack of consideration behind these lyrics that really get me.’
‘I don’t need to drink wine to kiss girls; I have loved women my whole life. This type of message’s dangerous because it completely belittles and invalidates the pure feelings of an entire community. We can and should do better,’ Hayley concludes.