Catches Flak After Viral Photo
Dalton Harris, former Digicel Rising Stars winner and one of the current-front-runners in the 2018 X Factor U.K. competition, is getting a lot of flak after a viral photo on social media showing him sitting on the lap of fellow contestant Brendan Murray’s lap.
Harris has since posted a statement on his Instagram hitting back at his critics by declaring that he is comfortable in his skin and one hundred percent secure with his sexuality.
“If I didn’t know myself, I would have been broken today by all the ignorance!” Harris noted. “I would have actually believed what you thought of me, good thing I know exactly who I am, and I am far from broken… You cannot touch me mentally or in any other way. So, believe me when I say I am not phased.”
He later added that he is single and is not sleeping with anyone much less a man. He also made it clear that he is not gay, and all the brouhaha is based on ignorance.
“If you are so uncomfortable with your sexuality that you feel that two dudes hugging is gay, then so be it,” he said. “At the end of the day, I am here living out my dream.”
Harris is currently leading this week’s iTunes downloads among the remaining contestants which put him in pole position to capture the 2018 X Factor U.K. grand prize.
Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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