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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.

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”.

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?

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Harry
Harry
1 month ago

I honestly don’t understand the problem…
She clearly counts herself amoung the Lgbtq+ community, and rightfully so. Just because someone doesn’t push their sexuality down everyone’s throat doesn’t mean they are “queerbating”. I get queerbating is a thing, but for god’s sake, let people be what they want to be.

Also, maybe she just doesn’t want to label herself? There isn’t a label for everyone, even if some people desperately try to push it that way.

Catriona
Catriona
28 days ago
Reply to  Harry

I believe there is a label for everyone. Whether they accept it or not is another matter.

disney-euro-potter-siwa
disney-euro-potter-siwa
1 month ago

uh…YES! Also my country’s act from Torino, Brooke, will also be there!

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

didn’t she literally get caught on camera kissing a woman in the green room at some point? It’s silly to me that her sexuality is still up to speculation for some people

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

nah it didn’t happen???

beccaboo
1 month ago

If only people accepted the Benidorm Fest results in January! 🙁 As much as I love “SloMo”, I seriously think ‘tongo’ should be removed from Benidorm Fest vocabulary. Chanel deserves the world. If anyone wants to label a national final for the international contest as ‘rigged’, they should think again.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  beccaboo

all those Karens complaining back then are now praising Chanel saying YAS QUEEN. It happened in 2014 exactly the same.

BjorkLord
BjorkLord
1 month ago

I swear people just invent stuff to be permanently “offended” by nowadays. The side effect of spending your whole life on Twitter.

Sam
Sam
1 month ago
Reply to  BjorkLord

SAY IT LOUDER! It’s even offensiveto state you’re biologically female or male these days…

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

She hasn’t put a foot wrong all year, and that frock is super

Efraim
Efraim
1 month ago

Stepping off topic for a moment: Benidorm Fest runner-up Rigoberta Bandini announced yesterday on television that she will be retiring (or at least taking an extended break) from music following a farewell tour set to begin this autumn. Thoughts?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Efraim

what was the reason? Mental health?

Neil
Neil
1 month ago

she says she has been attracted to woman as well as men and people are accusing her of queer baiting…

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Neil

Did she really say that? Because we just assume it based on what she said which could be interpreted in multiple ways.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

Imagine gatekeeping sexualities