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Charlie Puth Is Inspired By 'LGBTQ+ Culture,' But Denies Queerbaiting

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“I am very horny,” the singer also admitted.


Many LGBTQ+ fans have been following Charlie Puth’s career for his great pop songs, and also started to thirst over the singer as he started to share more thirst traps on social media.

During an interview with GQ, Puth talked about his connection to the LGBTQ+ community and how he draws inspiration from queer people. For one, the singer admitted to driving through West Hollywood – a very queer-inclusive neighborhood in Los Angeles – on a daily basis.

During one of those drives through WeHo, Puth changed up a song of his that would eventually become “Loser.” He wasn’t satisfied with what he had before, and West Hollywood inspired him to make significant changes that ended up benefitting the song.

“I think LGBTQ+ culture is so ahead of its time, culturally, sonically, musically, everything-ly… that when I had a less than perfect song at the studio and I was by myself and I saw everybody having a great time, I literally heard a different song in my head,” Puth said in the interview. “I rearranged the whole thing, I drove back to the studio, I was so inspired.”

Puth also insists that he’s regularly thirst traps on social media lately as a result of working out more and feeling better about his body – but doesn’t post them “to antagonize anybody.” While he wasn’t directly asked about accusations of “queerbaiting” his gay fans, this felt like a pretty direct response to those claims.

Overall, though, the singer also has certain reasons for posting those thirsty pictures. “I am very horny,” he admits. “All the time.”

It’s clear that Puth loves his queer fans and is inspired by the LGBTQ+ community’s ability to influence popular culture. Though he very much identifies as straight, he seems very comfortable in his place as an ally to and admirer of our community.

Charlie Puth’s third studio album, Charlie, drops October 7 on all music streaming services.

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Bernardo Sim


Bernardo Sim experiences and explains queer multiverses. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim experiences and explains queer multiverses. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.