Bad Bunny on Representing Gender Fluidity in His Art: 'I Think It's My Responsibility'

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Ramona Rosales

Bad Bunny photographed on Jan. 26, 2019 at El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Ever since his debut back in 2015, Latin superstar Bad Bunny hasn’t been shy about his thoughts on the gender roles society places on everyone. The singer has regularly depicted himself painting his nails in videos and has previously spoken about his distaste for the way people treat gender.   

In a new profile with GQ, Bad Bunny spoke out again about sparking conversations regarding gender fluidity. The star said he understands he’s not a revolutionary in this field and gets the back-and-forth happening among his fans. “There's people that appreciate what I do; there's people that criticize it,” he said. “There's people who say, ‘Thank you for sticking up [for us], thank you for defending [this].’ There's others that say I'm an opportunist.”

But he also told the magazine that he didn’t want to be an artist who never said anything about issues that are important to him. “If I were like other artists, I'd forget about what's happening and not say anything,” he said.

Bunny said his activism, including his conversations on gender roles, is less of an option and more of a duty. “I think it's my responsibility, as a person of influence … to sometimes try to do what I can,” he said. “If I have the chance to say something, I will say it -- but that doesn't obligate me to always say something, or to shed light on every problem, as if I were a lawmaker.”

Read the full profile on Bad Bunny here.