Members of the LGBT community were outraged when Iggy Azalea was announced as a performer at Pittsburg Pride given her previously homophobic comments, but the singer has actually owned up to her mistakes and canceled her appearance!
Iggy Azalea, 25, made the decision to drop out of her Pittsburg Pride performance out of respect for the LGBT community. The “Fancy” singer posted a bold statement to Twitter on June 9 explaining the thought process behind her decision — find out exactly what she said and see the “homophobic” tweet that caused the controversy.
One of Iggy’s homophobic comments came in the form of a tweet, which has since been deleted. She wrote, “When guys whisper in eachothers ears I always think that’s kinda homo.” After receiving backlash for her planned performance at Pittsburg Pride, Iggy released this statement via Twitter:
“I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th. This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTIQA communities, however I feel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event.”
I am a firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have. The last thing I want is for something so carelessly said to be interpreted as reflective of my character.
I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words. As an adult I would never use them because I understand they play a detrimental role in the fight for issues that I do truly believe in.
I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed and I wish all my fans and friends participating in ride the best of luck.”
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— Shira Benozilio