Troye Sivan is no stranger to the perils of having an active, Internet-savvy fan base. While much of what the 22-year-old singer — who started his career as a YouTube star — does is often adored by his fans, there have been a few moments where he has said or done something that has caught the ire of fans on the Web.
One of those moments came earlier this year, when a series of photos were released, seemingly showing Sivan accepting a bouquet of flowers from a fan and subsequently throwing them in the garbage. Fans were quick to say that Sivan’s actions were rude and dismissive.
In a recent cover story for GQ Australia, Sivan addressed the incident and said that it wasn’t what it looked like. “I threw away some flowers that a fan had given me,” he told GQ. “Three days had gone by, but the way it was framed was that I was given them and then immediately threw them away. People got upset about that.”