Rita Ora‘s brand-new song “Girls,” featuring Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha, has been a hot topic since its release earlier Friday (May 11) — and not everyone is thrilled with its depiction of bisexuality.
Hayley Kiyoko, who recently released her own ode to bisexuality, “Curious,” took to Twitter to express her concerns with “Girls,” saying that it “does more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community … [it] fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving other women.”
See her full statement below:
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Kiyoko’s heartfelt message concludes with “We can and should do better,” making abundantly clear her feelings on how pop music should deal with bisexual themes — specifically, by taking a different route than “Girls.”
Listen to the song in question below: