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Troye Sivan Responds to Backlash For His New Music Video

today20 July 2023


Troye Sivan has responded to backlash for his music video Rush, where he is criticized for not showcasing a more inclusive variation of body types. Opening up about his own personal experiences with body shaming, the Australian star — who recently played Xander on The Idol — explains,

“To be honest, it just wasn’t a thought we had — we obviously weren’t saying, ‘We want to have one specific type of person in the video.’ We just made the video, and there wasn’t a ton of thought put behind that.” He added, “In the same sentence, this person said ‘Eat something, you stupid tw*nks,’” Sivan recalled.

He goes on to say,

“That really bummed me out to read that — because I’ve had my own insecurities with my body image. I think that everyone’s body is as beautiful as it is, including my own, and it just sucks to see people talking about other people’s bodies.”

A reminder for us all to be to each other, and love our bodies as is ❤️

*Cover image via Stuart Winecoff

Written by: Farah Qistina

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