27 May, 2016 - NME.com
Years & Years singer Olly Alexander has spoken out after a picture emerged online appearing to show a record shop labelling his band's music as "gay".
A fan of the band posted a photo showing the group's debut album 'Communion' in a store filed under the category 'Gay'.
The shop in question is unspecified and the authenticity of the image hasn't been verified. See the picture below.
@yearsandyears @alexander_olly i didn't know your genre was gay pic.twitter.com/vPOnJkTPT8— theresa (@bareIyhuman) May 26, 2016
Frontman Alexander reposted the original tweet and responded to the photo, saying "um ok let's talk about this".
He went on to criticise anyone who labels a "sound or style of music as gay". See his tweets below.
um ok let's talk about this https://t.co/fb7YxRclN5— Olly Alexander (@alexander_olly) May 26, 2016
if u think my music is gay that's cool i love being gay and i love my gay music but can u really label a sound or style of music "gay"— Olly Alexander (@alexander_olly) May 26, 2016
hi what style of music do u make? gay— Olly Alexander (@alexander_olly) May 26, 2016
me and my gay ass love gay music and being gay is the best ! Bye h8rs!— Olly Alexander (@alexander_olly) May 26, 2016
Alexander later poked fun at the picture by saying that he was going to the studio to make "#gaymusic".
Adam Lambert responded to ask if the song was "gonna be a top or a bottom?"
.@alexander_olly but is your song gonna be a top or a bottom?— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) May 26, 2016
Years & Years previously shared their pro-LGBT video for 'Desire', saying that he "wanted to make a video with some of my queer family".
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