Sasha Allen was the primary transgender contestant to make it to the highest 10 on “The Voice.” Ariana Grande was additionally on “The Voice,” as a coach. But these two singing sensations have one thing else in frequent. They each have current social media posts with a mock entrance web page of The Sun, parodying transphobia and homophobia.
At first look, the pictures of The Sun articles with the headline “10 celebrities you did not know had been homosexual” appear actual. Upon nearer inspection, they look like faux. However, that did not cease a plethora of followers from taking them critically and posting indignant feedback on Instagram and Twitter.
Both Allen’s and Grande’s faux articles have the identical headline, and the identical subhead, which reads “No one anticipated these stars to be a bit of fruity.” Both are additionally dated June 1, 2022 and have the identical byline: Adrianna Freedman and Zachary Zane. After that, they diverge.
Sasha Allen’s publish parodies himself, and Ariana Grande’s publish parodies her brother Frankie Grande.
Allen’s Instagram Post Has Caused Quite a Stir
The filtered pictures and the offensive headline and subhead in a nationwide publication in all probability ought to have been a clue that the article was faux. However, many responders had been fooled, and fuming. One Instagram fan replied, “Ummmm what?!? And ‘a bit of fruity.’ It’s 2022. PLUS did they not see you yell ‘trans rights!’ on nationwide tv.” Another posted, “u should sue for defamation,” and a subsequent poster wrote, “i do not assume they watched your season of the voice.”
The causes followers had been upset different. One declared, “What a solution to say ‘comfortable delight month.'” Another said, “This is kinda transphobic.” Some IG customers had been bothered by the mislabeling of Allen as homosexual, stating, “Jesus christ, idk the place a he/him relationship a lady is homosexual???” to which one other replied, “that is what I used to be considering..it is a cute boy named Sasha relationship a woman.”
Another IG poster added, “Haven’t you heard? Being trans makes you robotically homosexual it doesn’t matter what, as a result of cishet individuals do not perceive that gender and sexuality are various things !!”
Grande’s Similar Twitter Post Also Has Fans Up in Arms
The Grande publish went a step additional and truly ranked Ariana’s brother, Frankie as #1 on the highest ten listing. There was additionally some copy included about how Frankie was on “Big Brother” and the way he “got here out to his sister – pop star Ariana – when she was 11.” Both of those statements are literally true. Frankie competed on the CBS actuality show “Big Brother” in season 16, the place he positioned fifth. In addition, Attitude journal stories that Frankie informed Ariana he was homosexual when she was 11 years old, to which she replied, “Great, when do I get to satisfy your boyfriend?”
These added accoutrements did assist to make the faux Sun article appear extra plausible. One outraged fan tweeted, “not her outing her personal brother Wtf.” Another posted, “actually everybody knew” and one poster sarcastically wrote, “I did not know the sky is blue both.”
While Allen’s publish got here instantly from his verified Instagram account, it’s unclear right now the place the Grande publish originated, and whether or not or not Ariana or her brother had something to do with it.