Troye Sivan Says He’s Not Your Bottom, Queer, Or Gay Icon

Troye Sivan isn’t trying to become your Bottom Icon.

Troye Sivan’s new album Bloom just released and the singer is making the rounds of interviews to promote it.

In a recent interview with them. Magazine, Sivan shared his thoughts on fans trying to label him as their queer icon or their bottom icon.

“As everyone’s saying, “Troye is a queer icon. He’s a twink icon. He’s a bottom icon” — is that something you strongly identify with personally? Are you like, “That’s me, I’m a bottom, and that’s my sexuality!” or is that reductive?” asked Davey Davis for them.

Troye Sivan replied by saying:

“Completely reductive. Without getting into like any sort of details whatsoever, that was a song I wrote about a particular experience. I’m not branding that as myself forever. It was definitely just writing a song.”

This is a mentality that Sivan has shared before.


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While Sivan shared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he “want[s] to make music for queer people,” he also shared that he dreams of a day when he’ll be seen as just a singer and not a gay singer.

“There’s hunger for that conversation. So I’ve always been totally fine to talk about and embrace that,” he told EW. “Am I excited for the day where [a headline is] just, ‘Troye Sivan puts out a song’? Sure, yeah, that’s exciting. As I’m excited for the day when a trans woman of color can walk down the street and not fear for her life, you know what I mean? We’ve got so much work to do as a community, and the only way is forward.” 

Plus, Sivan shared in a Wonderland Magazine interview in March that he feels the pressure of being a “gay icon” is too much.

“I will never understand the struggles of a trans woman of colour growing up,” he told Wonderland, “What can I do as an empathetic person? How can I help? That’s why I politely reject the term “gay icon”. I would never wanna put that on myself.”

Despite pushing back against such labels as a gay, queer, or bottom icon, Sivan is committed to creating music for queer people and his new album, titled Bloom, is out now as an example of just that.

h/t: them., EW, Wonderland,

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