Janelle Monae On Her ‘Homecoming’ Character Dating An Asian Woman: This Is The Type Of Representation We Need
Singer and actress, Janelle Monae touched on new her role in Amazon’s drama “Homecoming“, where her character is in a relationship with Hong Chau’s Audrey, an Asian woman. She opened up about the romance during a recent interview and said,
“To have a black woman and an asian woman in a relationship on TV is the type of representation that we need.”
“Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community is an honor.”
She also spoke on the tragic death of George Floyd and called on her white counterparts to step up against racism and police brutality.
“Because we need you. We need more people inside these places, inside these police precincts and these buildings, to stand up. And to be marching. And to be right there with us.”
She’s also unimpressed with how President Donald Trump and his team have handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This administration, along with the president… they’re evil.”
She continued and spoke on her quarantine experience:
“I don’t really know what day it is most days and nights. I’m questioning time — does it even exist? Yes, we are in this together. But we’re not all going through the same experience financially. My situation is a lot different than a single black mom with five kids who just got laid off.”
Janelle Monae, who was once rumored to be linked to actress Tessa Thompson, not only represents the LGBTQIA+ community but the singer posted a meme on social media earlier this year with that caption about identifying as non-binary (meaning identifying as neither male nor female). She posted:
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