Eduardo Rezende for GAY TIMES Magazine

Pop star and LGBTQIA+ icon Anitta has effortlessly shut down the critics questioning her bisexuality.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013, the talented singer-songwriter has captivated music audiences around the world – becoming the first Brazilian and Latin American artist to reach number-one on Spotify’s global chart with a solo song, as well as the first Brazilian to win an MTV VMA and American Music Award.

Alongside her incredible feats, Anitta has been lauded by LGBTQIA+ fans for being an open book about her sexuality since coming out as bisexual in her 2018 Netflix docuseries, Go Anitta

While the ‘Girl From Rio’ songstress has continued to dominate the music sphere and live her life authentically, she has unfortunately received criticisms from trolls calling her a “fake bisexual”.

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Anitta opened up about her frustrations on the matter, slamming critics for making harmful assumptions about her sexuality. 

“People want to dictate how you need to behave as a bisexual. I’ve never dated a woman long-term,” she explained. 

“I had a thing with a person my friends just know, but it wasn’t serious… I’m the same with men! People like to say, ‘Oh, she says she’s bisexual, but she’s never had a girlfriend.’ Does that make me a ‘fake bisexual?’ No!” 


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The aforementioned interview isn’t the first time Anitta has called out the naysayers. 

In her 2021 GAY TIMES cover story, the ‘Joga Pra Lua’ singer delved into her experience with bi-erasure and the importance of respecting people’s coming-out journeys. 

“When it comes to bisexuality, it’s kind of tricky because first of all, I’ve never dated a woman. I’ve had relationships with girls, but it was very casual. We never dated and it wasn’t a long-term situation,” she explained. 

“So people will sometimes say, ‘Oh so you’re not really bisexual – you only date guys.’ I don’t think that it means that I’m not. Imagine if I said I’m heterosexual and then someone catches me kissing a girl or hooking up with a girl, they’d go ‘oh my god, you’re such a liar!’

“So I just think we should be honest and people – even from within the community – should not judge or expect each person to act the way they want them to. It’s a very delicate subject and we should just respect each other’s way of finding themselves. We should be free to do whatever we want to do.”