Out singer-actor Troye Sivan has
criticized an interviewer for asking whether he's a “top or
The 24-year-old Sivan came out gay in a
2013 YouTube video. Sivan is best known in the United States for his
portrayal of young James Howlett in the X-Men film X-Men Origins:
Wolverine and Gary in last
year's conversion therapy drama Boy Erased. He released
his second studio album, Bloom, last year.
Speaking with New Zealand LGBTQ
magazine Express, Sivan was asked whether his boyfriend of
nearly four years Jacob Bixenman would give him a “hall pass” to
sleep with Sivan's celebrity crush Shawn Mendes. He answered that
nothing “steamy” happened when he met Mendes, who
has denied rumors that he's gay.
The awkward interview also included a
“quickfire” question on whether he's a “top or bottom.”
“Do you like Trump?” the
“Absolutely not!” Sivan replied.
“Apple or Samsung?”
“Cats or dogs?”
“Top or bottom?”
“Ooo... definitely passing!” Sivan
In a tweet, Sivan called the question
“I thought about asking the
interviewer about his absolute fave sex position after that last
question, but then I remembered how wildly invasive, strange, and
inappropriate that would be,” he wrote.
“Didn't stop him though!” he added.