"How do straight people function????????" Halsey tweets out. And fans actually agree.
31 July 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
Halsey tweets out about how she saw two straight guys riding a bicycle. And how they were going extremely out of their way not to touch one another.
That's right. Haley was just minding her own business when all of a sudden, she spots something a little off about the way these two men were riding their bicycle.
...Which she decides to share it with her fans.
I mean, check out Halsey's tweet below:
It appears that the guy on the back was trying hard not to touch his friend in the front. He may have wanted to make it clear that he was definitely straight.
When fans saw this tweet, the majority of them were bewildered.
Check out their tweets below:
Even James Charles, a popular beauty YouTuber and openly gay, liked Halsey's tweet.
However, there were a few people who didn't think it mattered with how the two men were riding the bike.
So what is the controversy?
Some people argued that it's up to the two men how they want to ride the bike and that we shouldn't judge them. Others pointed out that perhaps they're not comfortable with touching other people, regardless of their sexuality.
But the most likely reason they're not touching each other is that they're afraid that other people might think they were gay.
And this might've been the problem.
The fact that these two men went out of their way to not touch each other while riding the bike?
It projects the image that being gay is wrong. That, and that they definitely don't want anyone to think that they are gay themselves.
...Because if anyone were to think that, they'd be uncomfortable and embarrassed.
And this is the reason why the tweet got so much attention. So many of the comments are calling them out for having this kind of thought. There's nothing wrong with being gay, or potentially being labelled as gay.
To behave in this kind of way just sets back how far the LGBTQ+ community have come, including the path to all of us being accepted, no matter who we like.
But if more people call out this kind of behaviour, just like Halsey did, and make people aware of these issues, then more people will become more aware of their own behaviour.
Perhaps this tweet will be seen by someone else who did this sort of behaviour without thinking about the deeper issue?
And who knows? Perhaps this will make them rethink how they go about things in the future.
Maybe it could affect human behaviour in a positive way. And maybe less people will be worried about being labelled as gay, and just act like a normal human being who doesn't mind holding onto a friend while on a bike to ensure speed and safety.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.