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Iggy Azalea: 'Homophobia comes from ignorance'

Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has hit out at homophobes in a new interview and explained that the only reason homophobia exists is because people still don't seem to be used to seeing homosexual expressions of affection or love. 

Speaking to The Advocate, the 'Fancy' beauty explained that homophobia comes from a place of ignorance and seems to arise when people aren't used to being around members of the LGBT community: "[Homophobia] comes from ignorance and homophobes not being around enough gay people."

"I think straight men, especially in hip-hop, have this notion that a gay man is going to come and make them gay or try to have sex with them, and I always think that's so weird. I just want to tell them, 'Hey, they aren’t interested in you. You're not that cute'."

She went on to add that she doesn't understand some straight men's strange reservations about gay people: "I don't get why some straight men are still so scared of gay people. But I honestly believe it's like anything else. People just need to be exposed to it long enough for it to not be scary anymore."

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