Singer Tinashe was ‘queen of the gays’ even aged 16 and we have no choice but to stan
While several stars have been baked in controversy after past problematic tweets came to light, singer Tinashe continues to be a beacon of hope.
This month, pop artists Slayyyter and Camila Cabello were caught in the crossfire after racist tweets were unearthed by fans.
As some fans called for cancelled parties and others questioned the authenticity of the stars’ apologies, some tweets of Tinashe’s have been excavated, too.
But this tranche of tweets is no cause for alarm.
Fans show how spotless Tinashe’s Twitter record is on LGBT+ rights.
*celebrity gets exposed for homophobic or racist tweets*
their fans: “they were young. Pretty sure every celebrity has old ignorant tweets”
Tinashe 10 years ago when she was 15/16: pic.twitter.com/gQNaRIxlOF
— łew (@Iewislewinsky) December 28, 2019
Tweeting while she was aged 15 to 16, the ‘Slumber Party’ singer wasn’t mis-using slurs or making ‘open to interpretation’ comments. No ‘offensive comments’ that would later be swept under the rug.
Gay marriage is legal in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and IOWA, but not CALIFORNIA?! ..um… wtf California, WTF?!
— TINASHE (@Tinashe) May 27, 2009
..& to all of u teenagers who are gay/bisexual &either hiding it or just feeling insecure about it.. u ARE loved, and it WILL GET BETTER. <3
— TINASHE (@Tinashe) October 1, 2010
Considering that the tweeting track records of celebrities often come to haunt them – though, some make sincere apologies and make an effort to demonstrate their growth within 24 hours of the accusations – Tinashe’s pro-LGBT stance were a solid reason to stan her:
— 𝕄𝕒𝕟𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕕 𝕊𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕘𝕒 🐢 (@salenga02) December 29, 2019
This legend…Streaming songs for you rn https://t.co/9PTLn0NXIq
— drew (@blackoutbottom) December 28, 2019
we stan our lgbtq+ queen https://t.co/1TcCPu9UBq
— 🥡 (@XCONIC) December 28, 2019
Earlier this year, the 26-year-old artist opened up about her sexuality, where she said she is attracted to both men and women and does not wish to label her sexual identity.
“I don’t necessarily want to put a title on it, ‘cause as soon as you put a title on it, people, you know, put it into a category where it has to be 50/50,” Tinashe told Rolling Stone.
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“But I definitely know that I have an attraction to everyone and I love everybody.”