The singer said she has zero tolerance for homophobia and her biggest reason is that her own brother, reality — and soon-to-be Broadway — star Frankie J. Grande is gay.
"I wasn't raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay," she told V Magazine. "So for me to meet people who use the word 'faggot' as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can't take it. I don't understand it. It's so foreign to me. I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing.
"You know, my brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn't a big deal for my family. Even my grandpa, who is like, super old-school, was like, Good for you!
"It's outrageous to me when I see people hate on someone because of their sexuality," she continued. "I hate the intolerance. I hate the judgment. I hate it so much. Most of my favorite people in my life are gay. It's something I'm super passionate about, because whenever I would see my friends get bullied, or my brother get hurt for his sexuality, I would become a raging lunatic. I would literally become a raging lunatic because I just can't take it.
"When you see someone you love hurting, for such a superficial, bullshit reason, it's like, how small and spiritually unenlightened and dumb as f*** can a person be? How much further can your head get up your ass that you're actually judging someone as a person based on their sexuality before you even have a conversation with them?"
Check out Grande's pics and the complete interview on VMagazine.com.
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