Gay K-pop star Holland dons Victoria Beckham’s pride T-shirt

Gay K-pop star Holland dons Victoria Beckham’s pride T-shirt
Gay K-Pop star Holland wearing Pride T-shirt by ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Photo: Twitter)

‘Everyone deserves to love and be loved’ openly-gay K-pop star Holland said on Tuesday (2 July).

He shared a photo wearing one of Victoria Beckham’s pride T-shirts which her eponymous brand launched last month.

Cut in the designer’s favorite oversized shape, the white, boxy tees feature the words ‘Everyone Deserves Loves.’

‘Growing up, I always longed for role models that could tell me that regardless of sexual orientation, everyone deserves to love and be loved’ the South Korean pop idol wrote on Twitter.

After releasing his debut single in January 2018, Holland has quickly risen to become one of South Korea’s great LGBTI icons.

South Korea is an incredibly conservative country with a large Christian population.

While homosexuality is not a crime, social stigma forces many LGBTI people not to come out. What’s more, an increasingly-visible LGBTI rights movement has sparked a conservative backlash.

In March this year, Holland,  whose real name is Go Tae-seob, released a new single. The music video of Nar_C features a tumultuous same-sex romance.

Last year, Holland performed a steamy same-sex kiss for the music video of I’m Not Afraid.

Everyone Deserves Love

Launching her T-shirts last month, Posh Spice said ‘I have always felt a deep connection to the LGBTQ+ community’.

‘In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, I wanted to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and their continued message of positive change and inclusivity,’ Beckham said in a press release.

‘This year, for the first time, I’ve created a T-shirt with proceeds benefiting the Albert Kennedy Trust that champion human rights.’

Beckham will donate a quarter of profits to the Albert Kennedy Trust.

The charity helps and supports young queer folk experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments.

The T-shirt is available online and at the brand’s flagship London branch on 36 Dover Street. They cost US$120

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Author: Rik Glauert