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Don't Ask Troye Sivan If He's a Top or a Bottom

Don't Ask Troye Sivan If He's a Top or a Bottom

Don't Ask Troye Sivan If He's a Top or a Bottom

Why do all gay guys get asked this?

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The gays have historically always dealt with far more invasive questions than the heteros (and as we all know, trans folk have it even worse) — even from members of our own community. But Troye Sivan is OVER IT.

Express, an LGBTQ magazine based out of New Zealand, published an interview with the singer in their recent issue. But the reporter clearly crossed a weird line when he asked Sivan the question gay guys inevitably get asked by someone who has no business knowing:

“Top or bottom?”

Sivan’s response in the mag was a simple “Ooo…definitely passing!” but he addressed the awkwardness of the situation on Twitter.

“I thought about asking the interviewer about his absolute fave sex position after that last question, but then I remembered how wildly invasive, strange and inappropriate that would be,” he wrote. “Didn’t stop him though!”

And that wasn’t the only unfortunate question posed to Sivan during the interview. He was also asked if he thought his boyfriend would give him a “hall pass” to hook up with openly heterosexual singer Shawn Mendes. That in and of itself may have not been the worst, but the interviewer quickly followed it up by asking if things got “too steamy” when Sivan and Mendes actually met — something Sivan obviously very quickly shot down with a series of ‘no’s.

What makes this all particularly disappointing is that it was a gay magazine asking the questions. Yeah, we want Troye to dish on his secrets, but there are just some things you’d think we’d know better than to ask in 2019.

But Sivan seems to have the proper solution to this whole issue moving forward.

He also clapped back at Out Magazine, who called Sivan's reaction to the question "hypocritical."

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.