Add Rita Ora's name to the list of Gay for Play stars who draw attention to them themselves because they believe being gay or bisexual is trendy. We're already bored with this trend.
Using homosexuality as a means to draw attention while presenting themselves as LGBT allies is offensive to LGBT people, because the reality is they are not LGBT. It's like being in blackface.
Rita claimed she is "the most open-booked" she's ever been on her new single "Girls," which has already been dubbed a bisexual anthem.
The 27-year-old singer tapped Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha to hop on the track, which features the lyrics, "Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls".
In the opening verse, Rita sings, "I am excited, I'm open-minded / I'm 50/50, and I'm never gonna hide it / You should know".
Rita refused to confirm or deny whether she's bisexual -- of course she isn't, she's Gay for Play.
But she did tell PEOPLE mag that she was determined to be as honest as possible with her new track.
"For me and my career, this is definitely the most open-booked I've ever been, if that's a word," she explained. "I'm definitely an open book with this record, and I'm really proud of the support I've got with my fellow collaborators."
Rita knew that people were going to read into the lyrics: "I definitely said it because I can -- and it was one of those things where, if I was 50/50...I'm not saying I'm '70/30.' ... 'I'm 50/50, and I'm not gonna hide it.'
"I'm not hiding what I am, who I am, if I wanna do this, if I wanna do that. That's just how it's gonna be."
Asked directly if she's bisexual or fluid, Rita refused to answer and instead said vaguely: "I think the way. If people look at it like that, it's very narrow-minded, and I don't think that's what this record is. I don't think that that even matters. Yeah," she said.
Did I mention that those of us who are LGBT are annoyed with this trend?
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