Rita Ora Offends The Gay Community…Then Comes Out!
Is Another Artist Claiming To Be LGBTQ To Get Out Of Trouble?
#SIGH! Rita Ora, 27, has been trying to be a household name for a decade. She first began as Rob Kardashian’s girlfriend and a rising singer. She has made many attempts at being the next IT girl, coming short compared to Rihanna each time. By a miracle, iconic Model, Tyra Banks, allowed Ora to be the host of VH1’s rebooted America’s Next Top Model, only to fire her after the first season due to low ratings. Ora still persists trying to be a mainstream singer, especially with music team ups with the likes of forgotten Rapper, Iggy Azalea and her latest track with heavyweight hot topic, Cardi B and – I’ve heard of them but don’t know what they look like –Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX. Ora is finally breaking into headlines with her newest song, Girls, but it’s not because it’s the song of the summer. Check out the controversial Girls below:
The song is essentially a long announcement of stating someone is bisexual after getting high off marijuana and drinking alcohol. According to Billboard, an openly bisexual Artist, Hayley Kiyoko, was vocal on how problematic Ora’s latest song about bisexuality is. Kiyoko speaks for a lot of us, telling:
“I literally have a knot in my stomach right now. [The song] is tone deaf and does more harm and good for the LGBTQ+ community. I don’t need to drink wine to kiss girls; I’ve loved women my entire life. This type of message is dangerous because it completely belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community. We can and should do better.”
Social media has not been kind to Ora since the release of her latest song. Check out just a few tweets of people uniting in a giant eye roll below:
You may notice social media is dragging both Ora and Cardi B, who is alleged to be transphobic.
Ora is trying to get back into good graces. She has taken to social media to announce she is bisexual, so – ya know, maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on her?! Here’s what she has to say:
“Hello everyone reading this. 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. I am sorry how I expressed myself in my song has hurt anyone. I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone. I have strived to be a contributor to the LGBTQ+ community throughout my entire career and always will be.”
Grr! First, props to Ora for putting out a bisexual song. Seriously, kudos – as a gay man, I appreciate anyone reaching out to the LGBTQ community. Ora does have a handful of gay fans and I cannot imagine her being homophobic in the least. Perhaps we should calm down regarding the song. She clearly didn’t write it and just went along with mass producing a song she believed would be her *in*. While it’s safe to say her *in* is never going to happen, we don’t have to light our torches when she’s performing at Gay Pride Parades because honestly that’s where her career is heading. Which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s not what she wants. She clearly needs the LGBTQ community for more success and that’s exactly what she tried: It just blew up in her face. But, we have to stop being angry with this girl for the song.
However, Ora is not the first celebrity who has gotten into controversy and decided to come out of the closet because of being in hot water. Aaron Carter, my would-be arch nemesis, came out as bisexual and every LGBTQ media outlet decided to fan over him and shower him with love. Some of us were smart enough to see through his tactic: He was using coming out of the closet to overlook his alleged DUI, drug charges, and mental issues. This was confirmed when he openly admitted he wouldn’t date men and since has detracted his statement in general, claiming the LGBTQ media confused his statements. He is heterosexual, after lying about his sexuality to have his career briefly be revived by a gay bar tour. Don’t even get me started on Kevin Spacey coming out of the closet amid his sexual predator allegations.
We need to let these aspiring celebrities, has-beens, and anyone trying to take advantage of the LGBTQ community that you simply CAN’T. Some of us see through the bull from the beginning. One experience I believe which unites the LGBTQ community is we’ve all had to come out of the closet. Most of us, for what it’s worth, don’t come out on social media but instead announce it privately to our families. The whole Millennial age of having all information of you be public is fine, but it still doesn’t take away the conversation you have with your loved ones. You can’t come out on social media and expect it to work out for you… especially when you are in trouble with the LGBTQ community. I expect Ora to be photographed making out with a girl sometime this summer but will be engaged and pregnant by next year’s end. Bisexual, sureeee girl.
Check out Ora’s official coming-out-Tweet below:
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