“Halle Bailey says Taylor Swift deserves a man like Travis Kelce, someone who can support her dreams and not just a man with ‘cow’ dreams.”Two celebrities recently stood as examples of this baseless belief that stars apparently aren’t allowed to have private lives.

There was quite the uproar after the New York Times published an opinion piece which speculated about whether Taylor Swift may be closeted as a queer person.

The Swifties were quick to condemn it, some of them not because they were upset by the suggestion that Swift might be a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but rather the thought that if she were, she would keep it secret.

The superstar singer herself has not commented. But those close to Swift were not happy about the piece, with one person close to the situation telling CNN, “because of her massive success, in this moment there is a Taylor-shaped hole in people’s ethics.

This article wouldn’t have been allowed to be written about Shawn Mendes or any male artist whose sexuality has been questioned by fans.”

Another celebrity who was talked about recently in terms of keeping a “secret” was Halle Bailey. She and her boyfriend, rapper DDG, chose not to publicly discuss they were expecting a baby until after they welcomed their child together, a son.

Bailey hasn’t talked about why she chose not to disclose her pregnancy publicly, but like Swift – who has said she does not identify as queer – the world has felt free to speculate.

I’ll say this for the people in the back: just like a civilian, a famous person has the right to share about their lives what they like, when they like. They owe us nothing just because we consume and enjoy their art.