Years & Years’ Olly Alexander ‘feels sorry’ for straight people

Years and Years’Olly Alexander has said he “feels sorry” for straight people, joking that they should try putting “some fucking marijuana lube on your crystal butt plug and march on down the parade.”

Speaking to Out, the frontman been talking about seeing a picture of the heterosexual pride flag, which features black and grey stripes.

“I feel sorry for straight people,” he said. “What’s great about being gay is that you can celebrate all types of sexualities, because we understand that being queer means you might also be gender nonconforming or bi or whatever.

For straight people it’s just, ‘I sleep with the opposite sex.’”

Olly Alexander in the video for new single ‘Sanctify’

With a grin, Alexander added: “Maybe just give it a go… Put some fucking marijuana lube on your crystal butt plug and march on down the parade.”

Alexander is gearing up for the release of Year & Years’ second album Palo Santo in July.

Two singles have already been released, called ‘Sanctify’, which is about straight men experimenting with their sexuality, and ‘If You’re Over Me.’

The musician, who is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, also discussed the current pop music scene.

“Maybe this is the golden era of queer pop,” he said.

“Although I kind of hope we’re not there yet because I’m really excited about what’s to come. But it definitely does feel like it’s changed so much for queer artists.”

Earlier this month,  Alexander finally met the Queer Eye guys at the BBC’s The Biggest Weekend in Swansea, having spoken about his desire to become the “sixth Queer Eye.”


Olly Alexander with the Queer Eye guys (bobbyberk/Twitter)

Olly Alexander with the Queer Eye guys (bobbyberk/Twitter)

Last month, Alexander revealed that he’d love to be in a thruple – three person couple – but only if he could still live alone.

He told the BBC: “What I think would suit me was if I was in a thruple and the other two guys lived in a house nearby.

When the band first broke into the scene, Alexander shared that he was advised to stay in the closet for the benefit of his career.

Alexander, a trailblazing queer icon, has also presented a moving documentary entitled Growing Up Gay for the BBC’s Gay Britannia season, which celebrated the anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.