Tori Amos says she'd be OK if her
daughter Natashya “Tash” Hawley was a lesbian.
The 48-year-old singer-songwriter made
her comments during an interview with Michigan gay weekly Pride
When asked whether she was attempting
to turn Tash, 11, into a gay icon, Amos answered that her daughter
has “grown up with gay people in our life.”
“[S]he knows very well what I think.
I had a chat with her once that if she ever came home and said she
was a lesbian then that's her choice. And she said to me: 'Mom, I'm
not a lesbian. Black guys are hot.'”
Amos, a native of North Carolina, also
weighed in on the current proposal to ban gay marriage in the state
“I just don't understand how you can
see yourself as Christian and have no compassion for another person's
path,” Amos said. “It goes against the Christ-like energy and
light that I was brought up with.”
My father “had to really stretch as a
Methodist minister, but he's embraced the idea that gay people
Amos' 12th studio album
Night of Hunters was released on September 20.
Winslet says she'd be OK with a gay child.)