Darren Hayes claps back at bitchy troll who complained he’s ‘too camp’


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Darren Hayes has shut down a vicious troll who criticised the singer for acting and dressing “too camp” and being “too sexual after 40”.

The 49-year-old took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the online commenter’s rant which began, “Darren is like Madonna.

“He has a lot of fans, but he has to remember that when you’re getting older gyrating your hips sexually is not libertine, it is just a bit gross.

“If you look at Gay adult films, people over 40 don’t ever get any great sales.

“Being too sexual after 40 does not make you fashionable. It just puts you in the Harvey Weinstein category.”

The gentleman went on, “He is not going to make any money out of this song.

“He should have tried to get a younger singer to do it, and then produce it himself so that he would have a higher chance of making money.

“I am a Gay male and I find his dress and mannerisms are too camp.

“It won’t appeal to Gay men, and he is too old to appeal to teen girls.”

Yikes.

But Darren wasn’t having a word of it, posting the troll’s comment to his Twitter and responding, “I’ve got bad news for this guy and anyone else who doesn’t like my ‘mannerisms’.

“I’m only going to get MORE F___ING GAY. Happy Easter btw! Gay gay gay gay gay.”

Darren Hayes performed at Mardi Gras last month

Earlier this year, Darren Hayes released his first new music in 10 years.

The former Savage Garden frontman then performed at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in March.

Reflecting on his career, he described his struggle at not being openly gay at the peak of his fame. He said it was special to him to sing at Mardi Gras as his “full self”.

He’s also recently recalled the shocking homophobia he experienced in the music industry in the 2000s.

And speaking of Madonna, last Friday Darren Hayes released a new cover of her 1987 track The Look of Love.

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