Dove Cameron she is ready to embrace her most authentic self and to transmit her identity also through music.
The actress and singer told in an interview with Gay Times which has not always been like this, because in the past coming out scared her: “I’ve been leaving clues about my sexuality for years while I was afraid to talk about it clearly for everyone“he said.
The 25 year old she declared herself queer on an Instagram Live in August 2020 and now he explained that the decision to come out came in part because of the criticism of his video “We Belong“, featuring LGBTQ + couples. At the time she was accused of wanting to advertise herself with a nod to the rainbow community.
“I did a lyric video for We Belong last year, which featured people falling in love. Men and women kissing in a mix of different orientations. When the song came out, everyone got the idea that it was an LGBTQ + anthem and I found myself in the position where everyone thought I wanted to queerbaiting.“recalled Dove Cameron.
“So I went to Instagram and said, ‘Guys, I really need to explain something to you. I may not have said it, but I’m super queer. This is something that I want to represent through my music because that’s what I am“.
Coming out allowed her to have a more sincere and open relationship with her fans: “Since then, I’ve had an incredible relationship with fans, we’ve created a safe place. A lot of fans came out to me. They tell me, because for me it is such a non problem. It wasn’t a big announcement. It was more like: ‘Here I am, where I’ve always been’“.
Dove Cameron cited some of the stars who inspired her as representatives of the LGBTQ + community, such as Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Ben Platt, and that prompted her to wonder: “Can I live honestly under public scrutiny?“.
“I’m not a label person – he added – But I would say that I am queer and that this is the most accurate way of representing myself. Coming out is more about who I am than who I want to hang out with or sleep with. I am choosing to love myself and to be who I am every day. Not to apologize for who I am“.
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