‘Years and Years’ Lead Singer Olly Alexander Reacts to ‘Gay Music’ Label

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Labels are confusing.

Olly Alexander, openly gay frontman of British electropop group Years & Years questioned the labeling of the group’s music as “GAY” music by a store in Germany.

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The 25-year-old singer and keyboard player retweeted a photo taken by a fan, which showed his album in the ‘GAY’ section of a music shop, and didn’t seem too thrilled about it: “um ok let’s talk about this,” he added, and the hashtag #gaymusic started trending.

Even though he loves “being gay,” he questioned the store’s classification: “can u really label a sound or style of music ‘gay,’” he asked.

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A few minutes later, the singer tweeted that “being gay is the best!” and the jokes started happening.

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If you need a refresher, Years & Years’  songs King and Shine reached #1 and #2 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

(Top image of Olly Alexander via Twitter)

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