Troye Sivan started off as an avid YouTuber who gained popularity for singing. After entering in a few Australian talent competitions, Troye eventually signed with EMI and Universal Music Australia, launching his career and making him the Hollywood mogul he is. Last night at Variety’s Women in Film Emmy nominees party, the 23-year-old opened up to the publication about Eminem’s use of homophobic slurs on his latest album, Kamikaze.
“I don’t think there’s ever really a reason,” he said. “I just feel like some words are not meant for everyone, or for anyone. It’s not that hard to respect that, so I just hope that people do.”
Troye came out as gay to his YouTube subscribers in 2013 and told Variety that Eminem’s actions can be forgivable after some hard work. “I would like to believe that people can grow and change,” he explained. “I think that repeated behavior is something that should be taken really seriously…I would love to believe that if the person showed enough genuine remorse and understanding of how they’ve hurt people and actively made strides to correct that — I would like to believe I can be fine with that person.”
Eminem recently admitted that he may have taken it a bit too far with the use of the slur on his track “The Fall.”
“I think the word that I called [Tyler, The Creator] on that song was one of the things where I felt like, ‘This might be too far,’” he told Sway Calloway. “Because in my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.”