Troye Sivan responds to the question of him being a “bottom icon”

Troye Sivan responds to the question of him being a “bottom icon”

We aren’t entirely sure what a “bottom icon” is, but apparently everyone’s been calling pop darling Troye Sivan one.

In a recent interview with Them, Sivan fielded questions about music and acting and bottoming.

“There’s been a lot of fanfare about the single, ‘Bloom,’ being implicitly about bottoming,” Davey Davis informs Sivan at one point in the convo, before asking: “Do you have your queer audiences in mind when you’re writing about those kinds of experiences?”

Short answer: Yes.

But things dig a little deeper, so to speak, as Troye’s very lovely response about making unabashed queer music for queer people (which you can read in the full interview here) leads to this follow-up:

“It did make me wonder, though, as everyone’s saying, ‘Troye is a queer icon. He’s a twink icon. He’s a bottom icon’ — is that something you strongly identify with personally? Are you like, ‘That’s me, I’m a bottom, and that’s my sexuality!’ or is that reductive?”

Sivan doesn’t identify though.

“Completely reductive,” he responded. “Without getting into like any sort of details whatsoever, that was a song I wrote about a particular experience. I’m not branding that as myself forever. It was definitely just writing a song.”

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  1. Delle
    September 02, 21:34 Reply

    It doesn’t even make any sense, that question. Besides, why do I get a feeling of condescension from that question?

    Sigh.

    So what if he is a bottom icon? People just be asking irrelevant questions to stay relevant

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