Omar Apollo Responds To ‘Queerbaiting’ Accusation In NSFW Detail

Omar Apollo is reassuring followers that the queer themes evident in his work are very a lot a mirrored image of his true self.

The singer-songwriter had a really, um, detailed response this week after a fan on Twitter questioned whether or not he was “queerbaiting” audiences by peppering his songs with lusty allusions to same-sex love.

“no i b sucking dick fr,” Apollo wrote Monday.

Moments later, he continued to set the report straight by including: “from the back.”

A 2023 Grammy nominee for Greatest New Artist, Apollo joins the ranks of Nick Jonas and Harry Types, who’ve been equally accused of “queerbaiting,” or pandering to followers by leaning into the assumption that they determine as LGBTQ in actual life.

Not like these stars, nonetheless, Apollo has by no means been coy about his sexuality. His debut album, “Ivory,” launched in April, options tracks with specific references to males, carried out in each English and Spanish.

Omar Apollo launched his debut album, “Ivory,” in April.

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The track “Pretty Boy,” for example, options the road: “Pretty boy, pretty like the ocean and the sky at night, and I fell in you right after we made love on a starry night.”

Although Apollo has mentioned he’s not keen on conventional labels in relation to his sexuality, he instructed NPR in April that he’s “very gay.”

“Maybe I was trying to keep the mystique, you understand? But I don’t even care anymore,” mentioned the musician, who’s Mexican American.