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Taylor Swift calls out biphobic backlash to Hayley Kiyoko

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Hayley Kiyoko and Taylor Swift. | Eva Rinaldi / Flickr and Hayley Kiyoko / Instagram

Taylor Swift just called out the biphobic backlash Hayley Kiyoko receives for her music.

It all started when Kiyoko explained a conversation she had with several music industry execs. The openly bisexual singer explained the execs weren’t too happy to hear her new music video is about girls again (she’s done a few music videos with female love interests already).

So she replied: ‘Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she’s unoriginal.

Hayley Kiyoko in her music video Curious

A good jam to start the year off right. | Photo: YouTube/Hayley Kiyoko

‘I’m not over-sexualizing my music. I make out with women because I love women, not because I’m trying to be sexy.’

She added: ‘That’s not to turn heads — that’s my life.’

‘I think people are misinterpreting the quote’

Then many of Taylor Swift’s fans thought Kiyoko was coming for Swift’s music, which is when Taylor jumped in and defended Kiyoko.

Swift posted a screenshot to her Tumblr page that read: ‘Did you see what Hayley Kiyoko said about Taylor?’

And then another random reply added: ‘I did! I think people are actually misinterpreting the quote. I don’t know if it is being taken out of context or what, but if you read the interview itself, I don’t believe she was calling Taylor unoriginal or boy crazy. She was just defending her choice for wanting to make videos with female love interests.’

And then Swift chimed in and wrote: ‘Exactly. We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art, and the fact is that I’ve never encountered homophobia and she has.’

Swift added: ‘It’s her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs straight love interests.’

Read the full Tumblr post here and tell us what you think:

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