Friday, 26 April 2019

Per dirti ciao. Tiziano Ferro (2012)

Tiziano Ferro is an Italian singer and songwriter and "one of the best-selling artists" in Italy. At the height of his fame, in 2010, he finally came out as gay after years of struggling to make this decision (via). Ferro came to the conclusion that he wanted a better life, hence decided to come out (via).

"Despite his fears, his coming out did not negatively affect his career, as fifth album L'amore è una cosa semplice was the best-selling album of 2012 in Italy, and his first greatest hits album was supported by a stadium tour. As of 2015, Ferro has sold over 15 million records worldwide." (via
Most of his fans are women. In an interview, Ferro points out that he has never had concerns about losing female fans after coming out as he generally trusts them more than men (via). Some of his fans, of course, had difficulties handling Ferro's coming out such as Tiziano Zarantanello, a fan who wrote in a Rolling Stone article how disappointed he was when he learned that he had been "fooled" by Ferro since he had believed every single word of his lyrics about women. As a gay person, he should not sing about hetereosexual love, he concluded and added that Ferro should have come out at the beginning of his career instead of betraying his fan(s) (via). "Interesting" reactions like this may add to making coming out more difficult, dear disappointed fan.

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