Christine And The Queens star Heloise Letissier has moved to defuse the controversy around comments she made with regards to a Taylor Swift video.
The American artist shared 'You Need To Calm Down' earlier this year, and the full video acted as a show of support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Heloise Letissier appeared unmoved by the video, saying she was “conflicted” when watching the video before adding that “the core of the queer aesthetic cannot be sold.”
Now in a new interview she has discussed these comments in more depth, as well as criticising the reductive manner in which the media lens viewed them.
Heloise explained: "When I said ‘Queer cannot be sold’, I really truly do believe it. It’s not even a diss. It’s just a reality because I do believe that queer itself is a deconstruction of capitalism, so it cannot be digested."
She finished: "I will always remember that queer is dangerous and talk about that because it saved me at a point in my life."
Screen-shotting these comments for social media, Christine and the Queens added that the media conversation was "yet another way to dissolve an interesting question about queerness in pop into the sexist narrative of a cat fight "
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By the way, props to John William for letting me address the Taylor Swift controversy - which was, actually, yet another way to dissolve an interesting question about queerness in pop into the sexist narrative of a cat fight pic.twitter.com/d9tjmUzOuH— Chris (@QueensChristine) November 19, 2019
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