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21 June 2018, 12:09
The Years & Years frontman, Olly Alexander, has spoken back at claims that he is too "erotic" onstage.
However, the band's frontman, Olly Alexander, has recently come under fire for apparently performing too erotically, on-stage.
Speaking to Shortlist, the 27-year-old said that the reactions to straight performers and LGBT were unfairly different; "It’s no different to Demi Lovato or Stefflon Don or Liam Payne," said Olly.
"They all simulate sex on stage and they say things in their songs that are erotic; they gyrate and wear revealing outfits," continued the 'Sanctify' singer. "People don't bat an eyelid, but as soon as I go on stage it's a case of, "Think of the children!"".
He went on to say that he does think of the children, while performing, and that "young people need to see a queer person being comfortable in their body."
This news comes after it was reported that Olly Alexander was told to hide his sexuality when Years & Years were first signed.