In a glorious interview with The Huffington Post, Marina and the Diamonds singer Marina Diamandis said exactly what we’ve been thinking when it comes to mainstream stars pandering to gay audiences.
“When you’re an artist, you giving a shit does not equate to going ‘I
love you guys!’ five times a day on Twitter,” she said. “If you want to do something, you do it in action. I
am always up for supporting anyone who has suffered prejudice or
discrimination — and I always will be. But it’s not something I have publicly done a lot of yet.
We’ll see. It is important to me, because it makes up a significant part of my fan base.”
Diamandis explained that she just wants the support to be genuine.
“Sometimes I feel it’s a little contrived,” she said. “I hope you
can see what I mean by that, in terms of female pop stars going, ‘I love
my gay fan base’ — making that a thing. I don’t believe in that.”