While her rumored ex-girlfriend Ruby Rose was reportedly kissing singer Vanessa Amorosi after the ARIAS a few nights ago, Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas was also home in Australia, attending a Pink concert. Australia’s Herald Sun talked with the newly blonde twin about her speculative relationship with the out MTV VJ and her sexuality.
Herald Sun: Were you aware of the conspiracy theory that linked photos of you kissing Ruby Rose surfacing at the same time as “Take Me On the Floor,” where you sing ‘‘I wanna kiss a girl” was released?
Jess: That was the most ridiculously degrading thing to say. If a celebrity doesn’t come out and make a statement about their sexuality they’re a ‘‘fake lesbian.” What happened to privacy? People say we set up shots — we have people stalking us with cameras all the time. Are you f—ing kidding me?
I’m not going to be tricked into feeling like I have to make a statement about something because everyone wants confirmation. I’ll just live my life how I want. If they want to call me a fake lesbian and degrade my sexuality and my choices, go ahead, I’ll just ignore it.
She seems to be taking the Jodie Foster approach — except she actually said the word “lesbian.” That’s at least a step forward! However, the interviewer decided to continue, awkwardly:
Herald Sun: When you Google your name ‘‘lesbian kiss” and ‘‘porn photos” come up soon after…
Jess: It’s annoying. The most frustrating thing about it is people go, “They’ve set it up, they have a new album out, it’s so contrived.” We’re not the ones writing this. To think people think we would bother putting our time into this. I’m actually touring America, I don’t have time to pose for a photo of something someone thinks I’ve done. We’re not a novelty band. We’ve worked hard to keep a reputation as a pop act we like to think is making a difference because it’s not a disposable thing.
Jess continues on to tell the interviewer that she wants to keep her personal and professional lives separate, as she felt she was “too open” in the beginning of her career. But from the sound of her anger at being referred to as a “fake lesbian” and the idea that her possible relationship with Ruby Rose was simply a publicity stunt seems to suggest she’s not not coming out — she doesn’t find it necessary.
I suppose if you are still unsure about her sexuality, you can re-watch the video for the aforementioned single, “Take Me on the Floor.”