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Hozier on the LGB and trans community being targeted as “scapegoats”

Hozier has reflected on the current political and social climate across the globe, and stated that he feels the LGBTQ+ community are being targeted as scapegoats.The discussion took place during a new interview with NME last week (August 19), in which the Irish singer-songwriter opened up about the inspiration behind his music – particularly in his new album ‘Unreal Unearth’.Speaking to NME’s Nick Levine, Hozier – real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne – opened up on the backlash and prejudice commonly faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, and the increasing ways that they are being used as “scapegoats” in difficult times.Asked about his longtime support for the LGBTQ+ community, and why he is so willing to speak up against oppressive attitudes without hesitation, Hozier said: “I find that a hard question to tackle in some succinct, definitive way.“But I think you should at least try to be honest, which is what I’ve tried to do in the work.

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