Troye Sivan has faced some body-shaming backlash ever since the release of the music video for his single “Rush,” which was criticized for not showcasing a wide enough variety of body types.
When the video was released in July, he addressed the backlash with Billboard, saying, “I definitely hear the critique. To be honest, it just wasn’t a thought we had — we obviously weren’t saying, ‘We want to have one specific type of person in the video. We just made the video, and there wasn’t a ton of thought put behind that.”
This isn’t the first time the singer has dealt with body shaming, either. Back in 2018, his own body was in question after a Tumblr photo that attacked his “skin and bones” frame, to which he clapped back with, “Lemme know when you guys learn that it’s weird to talk about someone else’s body.”
In a follow-up tweet, he noted that he loved his body but “I DO want the retweets so I replied.”
His positive body image is under fire once again, and Sivan shared an Instagram story on Friday, October 6 addressing the comments he’s received about the way he looks.
“I like my body and I think that makes some people uncomfortable,” he wrote. In a smaller caption off to the side, he added, “Don’t ask me about this in interviews I don’t want to talk about it unless I wanna talk about it, which I think is fair. Ty.” After three blue hearts, he added, “Love yous.”
The singer-songwriter is gearing up to release his third album, Something to Give Each Other, where “Rush” serves as the main single. The album is meant to be “a celebration of sex, dance, sweat, community, love and friendship.”