Openly gay singer Holland opened up to UK publication MailOnline following his first European tour. In his interview, he opened up about discrimination he’s faced in conservative Korea, as well as his passion for fighting for LGBT rights.
In the interview, he also shared why he made the decision to start his career as an independent K-Pop artist, explaining that he felt the traditional industry didn’t suit him personally.
Companies will mold them into what they think will be best for them, so what the company and the artist must do is divided equally. It’s very distinct. There are other elements that artists focus on, but the main things they do is practicing singing and dancing. But, for me, my focus is finding a crew who are able to support and help me tell the message that I want to send to fans.
Holland admitted that he’s stubborn and a bit bossy, so he prefers doing things his own way, however, sis decision to go against the grain has paid off, as his music has millions of views on YouTube and love from fans all over the world.
I felt we should have someone in K-Pop who can support the younger generation who are going through a hard time because of their sexuality, so that’s why I decided to become a singer.
He expressed his gratitude toward his fans, raving about how much he loves them and how he writes his songs to support and uplift them.
It’s super heart-warming how much Holland loves and appreciates his fans, and incredibly empowering how he had the inner-strength of forge forward as an independent artist. His message of acceptance and love is valuable beyond compare and is something that, certainly, everyone needs in their lives.❤️