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Olly Alexander hits out after shop labels Year & Years as ‘gay’ music

By Umar Sarwar

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander has reacted to a photo on Twitter today, which showed his album in a music shop’s ‘gay’ section.

The image, posted by user Theresa, sparked Alexander’s objections to the idea that his music could be defined this way, questioning whether ‘gay’ is even a viable music genre.

Alexander started a discussion online about the image, tweeting: “if u think my music is gay that’s cool i love being gay and i love my gay music but can u really label a sound or style of music “gay”.”

The 25-year-old then started poking fun at the idea, tweeting: “hi what kind of music do you make? gay.”

Read the tweets below:

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