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Troye Sivan Didn't Realize the 'Rush' Video Lacked Body Diversity

Troye Sivan Didn't Realize the 'Rush' Video Lacked Body Diversity

Troye Sivan

The popstar seems sincere when he acknowledges the criticism of his latest music video.

Everyone is allowed to feel the “Rush,” but the song’s music video failed to include non-chiseled bodies in this queer fantasy of a party.

While there was an overwhelming excitement for Troye Sivan’s new song, “Rush,” many fans also noted the lack of body diversity in the official music video. The premise of the video was to celebrate queer party culture, but only muscle gays and twinks could actually be found in it.

In an interview with Billboard, Sivan directly addressed the criticism and actually gave a very candid explanation about messing up in terms of including more body types in the “Rush” music video. The singer said:

“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.”

There’s still some criticism to be made about a team of creatives that just “didn’t think” about the lack of body diversity in the music video. Alas, Sivan does seem to understand the mistake that was made and didn’t try to dodge this completely fair criticism.

In turn, Sivan also took the time to criticize a Vulture review of the “Rush” video that used the lack of body diversity argument to then make jokes about the bodies that were featured in the video.

“There was this article… and they were talking about [the lack of body diversity], and in the same sentence, this person said, ‘Eat something, you stupid twinks,’” Sivan explained. “That really bummed me out to read that, because I’ve had my own insecurities with my body image. I think that everyone’s body is as beautiful as it is, including my own, and it just sucks to see people talking about other people’s bodies.”

He’s to hoping that more body types are included in films, TV shows, music videos, and across the board in mainstream projects.

Troye Sivan’s upcoming album Something to Give Each Other is scheduled to drop on Friday, October 13.

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