Maneskin On Queerbaiting Allegations

You most likely know Måneskin. Even when you have not voluntarily listened to their music, you almost certainly noticed their efficiency eventually 12 months’s VMAs, and even their Eurovision look again in 2021.

At this level, the Italian rock band might be simply as well-known for his or her eccentric sense of fashion, each on stage and the pink carpet — we’re speaking garters, numerous eye make-up, and so forth. Have a look at the image beneath, you get the deal.

Two of the band’s members — Victoria De Angelis and Ethan Torchio, the primary and third individuals from the left on this photograph — determine as members of the LGBTQIA+ group. The opposite two, Damiano David and Thomas Raggi, determine as straight.

Apparently, Damiano and Thomas have been accused of queerbaiting because of their very own type decisions — a subject that the band addressed in a current interview with the Guardian.

“There are some circumstances the place it occurs, however generally [the accusations are] so excessive,” Victoria stated. “It is silly for queer individuals, who ought to battle these stereotypes, to label it as this and create extra hate.”

“The actual fact [that Raggi and David] are straight does not imply they can not put on make-up. Or heels.”

Damiano added that his and Thomas’s private expressions of fashion are ceaselessly influenced by their queer-identifying bandmates. “Every part me and Thomas do is at all times filtered by two people who find themselves [queer],” he stated. “In fact we do not expertise the identical stuff, however we stay each day very intently with individuals from the group.”

Damiano additionally identified that they’ve acquired backlash from individuals in Italy as a consequence of their type decisions. “We have at all times been very dividing. There are a bunch of folks that love us and are very happy with what we’re doing, after which there’s a complete different half manufactured from conservatives and conventional rock’n’roll followers and fascists that hate us with all the things they have.”

In brief, it looks like Måneskin are gonna preserve doing their factor, and it does not appear to be there’s something unsuitable with that. We’ll see what they rise up to subsequent!

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