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  • No, \"Love Island's\" First Gay Kiss Wasn't \"Manipulated by Producers\"
  • Country Musicians Who Have Come Out as Gay [IMAGES]
  • No, \"Love Island's\" First Gay Kiss Wasn't \"Manipulated by Producers\"

    \" Love Island\" star Katie Salmon has actually rejected allegations that her kiss with the late Sophie Gradon on the show was \"manipulated by producers.\"

    Salmon appeared on the British dating show in 2016 after being enacted and paired with Gradon. The two took place a date in the villa where they shared a kiss, marking them as the show's first-- and so far, just-- same-sex couple. Both Salmon as well as Gradon identified as bisexual.

    Before pairing with Salmon, Gradon was coupled with Tom Powell. Recently, The Mirror reported that Powell declared manufacturers \"massively\" forced Gradon into kissing Salmon. Throughout an Instagram live, he informed Simon Gross that Gradon \"really did not intend to kiss Katie,\" additionally declaring that Salmon \"even told me this afterwards that Sophie stated 'no.'\"

    Powell took place to state that manufacturers wanted the women to kiss due to the fact that \"it would certainly be great for the gay area, for the LGBT area if they kissed,\" which though Gradon hesitated to kiss Salmon, \"they persuaded her to do it.\"

    Salmon quickly shut down Powell's cases, informing PinkNews that \"this information is false.\"

    \" I have not ever spoken to Tom off the show or on the show in addition to a breast up that happened on tv,\" she stated. \"The connection that happened in between me and Sophie was entirely all-natural and also actual, and I don't think he needs to be making remarks concerning a relationship\/connection that he had not been a part of, or speak on behalf of us for that issue.\"

    Gradon tragically passed away in 2018 at the age of 32. At the time of her death, Salmon uploaded a tribute to her ex-girlfriend on Twitter.

    \" I prompt everyone to be type to every person they satisfy and talk with on social media sites and personally. An easy smile, a straightforward wonderful comment, can truly make a difference. You truly do not recognize the battles they go through each and every single day,\" she created. \"The globe has failed you, attractive.\"

    Country Musicians Who Have Come Out as Gay [IMAGES]

    Ty Herndon as well as Billy Gilman made headings in November 2014 by exposing they were gay within hrs of each various other ... however they weren't the initial nation artists to make such a news, neither the last.

    From Chely Wright-- the very first widely known nation star to find out, in 2010-- to songwriter Shane McAnally, there have actually been a few others helping lead the way in the c and w industry. On Feb. 3, Brothers Osborne member TJ Osborne appeared publicly, in an attribute in Time. That makes him one of the really couple of out country artists signed to a significant or huge independent document tag, along with Brooke Eden, that just recently got involved to her longtime girlfriend, Hilary Hoover.

    \" I want to get to the height of my occupation being totally that I am,\" claims the vocalist, that's now launched three major-label albums with his brother John. \"I suggest, I am that I am, yet I've maintained a component of me low-key, and also it's been stifling.\"