Rita Ora has lit a fire that she has trouble turning off ...
In Girls , her title recorded with Bebe Rexha, Cardi B and Charli XCX on May 11, Rita Ora hinted that she was bisexual singing: "Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls ... "
This chorus, at first glance friendly and inviting tolerance, however, has offended part of the LGBTQ community (initials related to the community Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer). Indeed, many people were outraged by these words that they considered " clichés" and " provocative" : Many netizens rebelled against the idea insinuated by the singer that one should have drunk too much red wine for change sexual orientation just for the time of a passing folly.
Among them, the singer and actress Hayley Kiyoko - whose words summarize well the discontent aroused by the song - violently took it to the interpreter of Anywhere and For You on Twitter: " This song excites the male and marginalizes the idea that women love women [...] I do not need to drink wine to kiss girls. I have loved women all my life. This type of message is dangerous because it completely depreciates and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community. "
Following this controversy the former Calvin Harris apologized publicly : "Girls was written to present my truth and is an honest description of my love life. I have had relationships with men and women throughout my life. I'm sorry if the way I spoke could hurt you , "she wrote in a text posted on her Twitter account.