While he has kept a relatively low-profile since disbanding My Chemical Romance in 2013, Gerard recently uploaded this selfie to Instagram to show everyone what he looks like now. And, I think I speak for all of us when I say, I hope there is a MCR reunion coming soon.
The #BBMAs should just be Kelly Clarkson pushing everyone off mid-performance and singing their songs better than them
#tbt An oldie but a goodie. Our Spring Calendar audition photo. @andrewrannells wears it fractionally better but my body sells it more. #bookofmormon https://t.co/oLiMIXEHN8
“Girls was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life. I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey,” she wrote on Twitter. “I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone.”
Singer Hayley Kiyoko, who often sings about relationships with women and whose fans call her “lesbian Jesus,” blasted Ora over lyrics like “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls (oh yeah) / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls.” Kiyoko called the song “downright tone-deaf.”
She added that the song “just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.”
Kehlani, a queer musician who worked with Cardi B on the rapper’s debut album, criticized the song for its “awkward slurs, quotes, and moments.” She later tweeted support for the artists involved, but added, “This isn’t about talent. It’s about choice.”
The rapper wrote on Twitter, “If I’m going to apologize for something is [sic] for not knowing what are the right terms to call people.”
In an interview with People magazine following the song’s release, Ora was asked whether she was bisexual or fluid.
“I think the way…If people look at it like that, it’s very narrow-minded, and I don’t think that’s what this record is,” she said. “I don’t think that that even matters. Yeah.”
Ora added that she “definitely” hopes the song becomes a bisexual anthem.
Ora, Kiyoko, Cardi B, and Kehlani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“I spoke about it for all of two minutes in an interview and you respond by calling me unattractive, mentioning my bleaching my skin, and telling me to ‘suck your ass’, immediately proving yourself to be exactly who I thought you were…”
Her full post is soooooooo much longer than that, but you can read the whole thing here.