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Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds reveals kids banned from concerts out of fear he'll turn them gay

The singer has been an outspoken LGBT advocate and slammed the Mormon church for their treatment of the LGBT community

2018-11-13

Words: Steve Brown

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has said parents won’t let their children go to his concert because he “made so many gay”.

The singer – who identifies as straight – has been an LGBT advocate over the years and has publicly slammed the Mormon church, which he is a member of, for their treatment of the LGBT community.

And now, in an interview with Vulture, the singer has opened up about criticism he has received from religious fans and many claim he has made many young people gay.

He said: “Going into this, I knew there would be people on the far right who were going to be upset.

“People tell me they won’t allow their kids to go to my concerts anymore; that when I get to heaven, God’s going to be upset with me because I made so many kids gay.

“There’s also going to be people on the far left who are upset. Because, who the fuck am I, mister white privileged guy.

“And I get it, but for me, I have to speak my truth and what I believe is, when it comes to issues like this, everybody has to do their part.”