In an exclusive interview with Billboard's Jeff Benjamin, f(x)'s Amber spoke about being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and how "love is love".
Having recently shared her mixtape "Rogue Rouge" for free online, and also releasing the video of "Lifeline" featuring two male dancers, she spoke to Billboard about LGBTQ+ inclusion in her music and her personal beliefs.
While discussing her song "Three Million Years" she said: "Love is eternal. Love takes on many shapes and forms and this song is for whoever you want to sing it. Gay, straight, bi, whatever, it doesn't matter. Love is love."
When asked if she considered herself an ally of the LGBTQ community, Amber said: "Of course, of course. Love is love, dude... I'm an androgynous tomboy with tattoos, piercings with a very conservative Asian cultural [background] and I'm in entertainment. People are like "You're a girl, why do you have tattoos?" and I say, "Well, I got even more! Here you go!" You just can't judge people if you don't know them. I'm all for equality."
Journalist Jeff Benjamin said of his interview with the idol: "Amber and I spoke for more than an hour and a half in probably one of the most eye-opening interviews I've done with a K-pop artist. There was so much she shared with me that I needed to cut in the interest of time, but I was very particularly moved by her clear love and respect for the LGBTQ community. The minute I asked her if she considered herself an ally of the community, without hesitation she said "Of course." I haven't seen that kind of bravery and openness from a K-pop idol and I am so thankful and happy for her response".
Read the full Billboard interview here.
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