Troye Sivan Slams Interviewer for Asking If He's "Top or Bottom"

The performer criticized the sexual question he faced during a published chat.

By Samantha Schnurr Aug 29, 2019 1:31 PMTags

Troye Sivan is not ok with this. 

The Golden Globe-nominated artist publicly criticized an interviewer online for some sexual questions he found inappropriate. In the magazine interview, Sivan was asked a variety of personal questions, including what he's watching on Netflix, the "best film" he's seen recently, whether he follows any "Instagram thirst-traps," how he met his boyfriend Jacob Bixenman and whether he'd give Sivan a hall pass for his celebrity crush, Shawn Mendes

The article finished with a round of quickfire questions, such as "Apple or Samsung" and "Ariana [Grande] or Taylor [Swift]?" The round concluded with "Top or bottom?" to which the performer replied, "Ooo...definitely passing!"

On Wednesday, a fan surfaced the article online, asking, "Who's this interviewer the bar is on the floor."

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The 24-year-old star retorted, "I thought about asking the interviewer about his absolute fave sex position after that last question, but then i remembered how wildly invasive, strange and innapropriate [sic] that would be. Didn't stop him though!"

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The interview questions were met with a flurry of criticism from fans online. "Next time I'll just do a Twitter q&a," Sivan tweeted.

He also poked fun at the situation when a fan tweeted, "what's your ss number."

"You sure you don't wanna just ask if i have a gayby or if i like Will and Grace like the other guy???" the star quipped back. 

On Thursday, Sivan defended himself against an excerpt from Out on the matter, tweeting, "Last I'll say on this, but disappointing to see that @outmagazine, an LGBT publication, was the only one to miss the mark so much on the reporting of this."

"Firstly, Bloom is an album about love. I said that in every single interview i did about the album. Suggesting that i made the entire album about bottoming is over sexualising me + my work, and is reductive," he continued on Twitter. "I speak about sex in my music on my terms, when I'm in control, and writing music that is going to be close to my heart forever. That does not open the flood gates + give anyone a pass on basic manners and allow them to ask about the ins and outs of what i do in bed."

The singer elaborated, "I highly doubt anyone would ask any of my straight peers explicit questions about who does what to who in their relationship, no matter the content of their music. I don't think artists should have to expect to be asked about that when they show up to work in the morning...There's no shame in anal sex or any kind of sex - i just don't want to talk about it over the phone to a complete stranger."

As the star concluded, "@outmagazine i love you guys and all the work you do, just didn't feel like this was a fair take on this. Okayyyyyyy I'm done n never talking about this again bc my parents read this stuff and i feel weird. love to all."