“Thank you to all the men and women I have loved”
Y no se confundan: Spain’s Chanel Terrero gave the opening speech at Madrid Pride and one of her lines made headlines: “Thank you to all the men and women I’ve loved for teaching me to love without prejudice “.
Chanel’s words made the rounds on social media, with some criticizing her for allegedly queerbaiting.
The truth is, the singer has repeatedly stated that she feels attracted to women as well as men, even though she never explicitly said “I’m bisexual.”
Chanel also revealed how she faced bullying and racism as a child.
Chanel (@ChanelTerrero): “Desde muy pequeña sufrí racismeo y bullying. Fueron experiences que, lejos de hundirme, me han converted into a mujer segura de sí misma”. #OrgulloRTVE https://t.co/JG5uDKGCNl pic.twitter.com/xSOMUOvFII
— Eurovision RTVE (@eurovision_tve) July 6, 2022
And quite honestly, in her speech, she seemed to know what she was talking about: “Now that there are voices trying to tear us apart, it is essential that minorities unite like a wall, because we only triumph if we walk hand in hand hand”.
“It’s not just about being respected for loving who you love, it’s also about being respected no matter who you are.”
“Ahora más que nunca es esencial que las minorías nos unamos como un muro infrancqueable, 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 in RTVE’s float during Madrid’s Pride Parade – and wiwibloggs will be there too!
Be sure to join Luis on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. CET. It will upload everything to our social media accounts. Are you excited for more SloMo?