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Troye Sivan Addresses Critics Of Body Image: "I Like My Body"

A few months ago, Out singer Troye Sivan, 28, was criticized for not featuring a variety of body types in his Rush music video. Personally speaking, I saw nothing wrong with the video because it was Troye's vision. People need to stop getting upset with artists for not checking every box in their art to please the consumer.

“I definitely hear the critique,” Sivan told Billboard following "Rush"'s music video release. “To be honest, it just wasn’t a thought we had — we obviously weren’t saying, ‘We want to have one specific type of person in the video.’ We just made the video, and there wasn’t a ton of thought put behind that.”

"There was this article yesterday, and they were talking about [the lack of body diversity], and in the same sentence, this person said ‘Eat something, you stupid twinks,'” Sivan says. “That really bummed me out to read that — because I’ve had my own insecurities with my body image. I think that everyone’s body is as beautiful as it is, including my own, and it just sucks to see people talking about other people’s bodies.”

Now in a recent post via his Instagram story on October 6, he addressed comments he's received about the way he looks.

"I like my body and I think that makes some people uncomfortable," wrote Sivan. "Don't ask me about this in interviews. I don't want to talk about it unless I want to talk about it, which I think is fair. Ty."

In a press release for his upcoming third album Something To Give Each Other which drops on Friday, October 13, it's being described as "a celebration of sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, love and friendship."

Recently Troye got naked in in the music video for the album's second single "Got Me Started," and also posted a nude photo of himself with his knees in his chest while revealing the album's full track list.

So it goes without saying that Troye is not shy about taking off his clothes.

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