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‘It’s time to stop speculating about the sexualities of celebrities’

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Just Like Us ambassador Phoebe Scholefield reflects on social media’s “dangerous” fixation of questioning celebrities’ sexual orientations.

Words by Phoebe Scholefield Header by Yosef Phelan The media places a lot of emphasis on celebrities coming out, whether that’s Kit Connor being forced to out himself due to relentless online criticism, or Billie Eilish being put on the spot on the red carpet, or “Gaylor Swift” fan theories.

There seems to be a new trend of speculation about celebrities’ sexualities or identities, as if it is information we’re owed.

This fascination with labelling people in the media goes beyond being entitled and presumptuous, it is a dangerous invasion of privacy.

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