I was on the JB Aus forums this afternoon and again noticed the number of male fans who post. I’ve always kind of assumed they were gay, but today I started thinking that they don’t necessarily have to be. I pondered for a while, before deciding to leave you, my amazing readers, with a question:
Why is it socially acceptable for straight girls to ‘love’ other female bands/singers, but not acceptable for straight guys to do the same thing with male bands/singers?
When you think about it, my friends and I are always saying ‘Ohmygarbo I love her!’ referring to Tswift (music only) or Demi Lovato, and other girls often say it in relation to The Veronicas, Fergie, Hilary Duff and Gwen Steffani, but if I guy said ‘Ohmygosh I love the Jonas Brothers’ we all think that he’s gay. This is one of life’s great mysteries, and I want to get to the bottom of it. Does it have something to do with the old stereotype of straight men not showing emotion and only liking ‘blokey’ things, or does it have something to do with the style of music? Are boys sexuality’s only questioned if the band in question is a band lots of girls like (like JB) instead of if they liked heavy metal or screamo?
I think we all should just assume a guy is straight based on his music choices unless he says he is ‘in love’ with them. I would love to hear your opinion on the matter though 🙂
frangipani princess xoxo