Four-time Grammy Award winning singer Michael Bublé reaffirmed his LGBTQ+ allyship in a recent interview with The Guardian.
Bublé, 47, is currently in the middle of a UK-Australia tour that will take him to the end of June. After a Tuesday-night show in London, the Canadian star sat down for an interview with The Guardian’s Zoe Williams in which he discussed the effects of the pandemic, his early-career challenges, his faith, and more.
More surprisingly, the conversation also led Bublé to offer an unprompted message of LGBTQ+ acceptance and support.
“And then, out of nowhere – I swear I didn’t ask – he comes out full trans ally and pro-gun control,” Williams said of Bublé. “Maybe he’s thinking about the recent school shooting in Nashville,” she added.
“I’m not a politician,” Bublé shared, “I don’t want to be a politician. But I see all these people talking about the LGBTQ+ community, and we’ve got bigger problems. Those are not problems.“
Bublé’s remarks call to mind the recent anti-trans legislation efforts by U.S. lawmakers, many of which are ongoing. Just last week, Kentucky passed one of the nation's strictest anti-LGBTQ+ bills, banning gender-affirming care for trans minors, while the Florida House voted to expand its "don't say gay" law to include further restrictions on LGBTQ+ topics to 8th grade.
For Bublé, the way forward is simple: "Just accept it. How does it change your life? Just love people."
He added: "Identify how you want to identify, and God bless you."
It's not the first time the singer has voiced support for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2016, he spoke about his gay following and being an LGBT ally.
"I'm in a business where, as you can imagine, I'm surrounded by the gay community. I mean, that's just my life," he said. "The truth is, I don't think I could've given them as much joy as they've given me."
To date, Bublé has sold more than 75 million records. He won his most recent Grammy for his 2022 album Higher.
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