Y no se confundan: Spain’s Chanel Terrero has given the opening speech for Madrid’s Pride and one of her lines is making headlines: “Thanks to all the men and women I loved for teaching me how to love without prejudice”.
Chanel’s words have been doing the rounds on social media, with some criticising her for allegedly queerbaiting.
The truth is that the singer has on several occasions said she feels attracted to women as well as men, even though she’s never explicitly said “I am bisexual”.
Chanel also revealed how she was bullied and suffered from racism when she was a child.
Chanel (@ChanelTerrero): "Desde muy pequeña sufrí racismo y bullying. Fueron experiencias que, lejos de hundirme, me han convertido en una mujer segura de sí misma". #OrgulloRTVE https://t.co/JG5uDKGCNl pic.twitter.com/xSOMUOvFII— Eurovisión RTVE (@eurovision_tve) July 6, 2022
And quite honestly, in her speech she sounded like she knows what she’s talking about: “Now that there are voices who try to tear us apart, it’s essential that minorities unite like a wall, as we’ll only triumph if we walk hand in hand”.
“It is not only about being respected for loving who you love, it’s also to be respected no matter who you are”.
“Ahora más que nunca es esencial que las minorías nos unamos como un muro infranqueable, porque solo triunfaremos cogidos de la mano”. Acertadísima en esto @ChanelTerrero ?????? #MadridOrgullo2022 #OrgulloRTVE #OrgulloLGTBI #Eurovisionpic.twitter.com/nRwtGK99Xv— Luis Fuster (@luisgfuster) July 6, 2022
Chanel and more on Pride Parade
On Saturday, Chanel and other Eurovision 2022 stars will take part on RTVE’s float at Madrid’s Pride Parade – and wiwibloggs will be there too!
Make sure to join Luis on Saturday from 18.30 CET. He’ll be uploading everything to our social media accounts. Are you excited for more SloMo?