Singer Todrick Hall Gets Major Backlash For ‘Black & Gay In America’ Magazine Cover: He Caters To The White, Gay Community
Singer Todrick Hall has made a name for himself the past few years, but many aren’t happy with his latest magazine cover.
The artist, who most recently was featured on Kandi Burruss’ latest single “Used To Love Me,” covered the most recent issue of Billboard magazine, which was described as “Black & Gay In America: What It’s Like To Be Todrick Hall.”
His pose also included holding up the infamous “Black Power” fist.
Lots of Twitter users took to their own pages to express their issues with the description.
Todrick Hall caters to the white gay community and now all of a sudden he wants to talk about being a black gay man pic.twitter.com/dZbgjqAhww
— Skinny Tease ???? (@thatfunnyguy_a) June 12, 2020
— ??????? (@MathewNoKnowles) June 12, 2020
He hasn’t responded to the backlash yet, but Todrick Hall, who is also BFFs with Taylor Swift, made it clear he was satisfied with his cover.
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Never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe that I’d someday see my face on the cover of @billboard magazine. I am completely blown away! I don’t believe there could possibly be a more important time for a proud out black man to grace the cover of such a highly revered and respected magazine. I have gone through so much and fought so hard to try to prove myself in a world where there are hardly any outlets for a voice like mine to be heard, and seeing my face representing femininity and masculinity, the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color on the COVER of a music industry magazine when I am an unsigned artist is truly mind blowing. Just a reminder to chase your dreams, visibility is everything. My message & music is for everyone, but this pride month and in the midst of everything going on in our country I would like to dedicate this to the new generation of queer people of color. I see you, I hear you, I am you and I stand with you. Don’t measure the value of your gift by the short sighted homophobic and racially fueled views of a manager or producer, it’s not your job to help them see the fire and beauty in you. YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS TO BELIEVE IN YOU, PERIODT. Go chase your dreams and stop waiting for hall passes and permission slips. The world is ready to hear YOUR story & finally ready to hear it from YOU. Thank you @taylorswift & @theebillyporter for your kind words, I honestly cannot believe this is real. #happypride #blacklivesmatter #nojusticenopeace Photo: @vijatm Make-up: @lipsticknick Hair: @cesar4styles Wardrobe: @marcosquared @ashtonmichael Airbrushing: @sketchairbrush
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