Darren Hayes' Cheeky Photo Gets Censored by IG, Singer Claps Back with 'Homophobia' Claim

Friday June 24, 2022

Darren Hayes' IG post that the social media company deleted that led to the singer's claim of homophobia.
Darren Hayes' IG post that the social media company deleted that led to the singer's claim of homophobia.  (Source:Instagram)

Darren Hayes pushed back at Instagram after the social media site censored one of his posts. According to the Daily Mail, the out, former Savage Garden-lead singer "shared an artistic photo of himself fully dressed and sitting on a bed while a naked man lay on his front across him."

He captioned the image with three hashtags: "#HappyPrideMonth, #Homo and #Queer."

"The singer accused the Meta-owned social media website of 'homophobia' for deleting the image," writes the Daily Mail.

"The full picture of this was just pulled for 'soliciting sex' lol. It is me, fully clothed, with a nude male model laying across me with his butt censored. Homophobia much It's #pridemonth lol. Photo by @jamesreesephotography #queer #homo #loveislove You can see the uncensored version on my MiniApp. It's in my Linktree."

Instagram relented and allowed him to repost the original image.

The post follows the 50-year-old opening up about his struggles with depression and childhood trauma on the on the ABC panel show Q+A earlier this month.

"I'm very open about the fact that I live with a major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder," he said. "I grew up in a family with a violent, alcoholic father. He was physically abusive to my mother and to us as children."

The Daily Mail adds that Darren said he goes to therapy every week to deal with his childhood trauma and depression

"I'm 50 now, and I still go to therapy every week because of the results of that."

"I also inherited — and proudly live with — a depressive disorder that comes mostly from my mother's side of the family."

He also took a moment to praise the British health care system, by saying he was "born in a country with an amazing healthcare system."

Adding about the British health care system. "I am always advocating about this country and how incredibly lucky we are to have access to this. But I really survived and am here today because of access to therapy and medication."

But, he adds, he currently resides in the United States. "I unfortunately live in a country [the USA] with an atrocious healthcare system,' he added.

which is government-run, and to slam the one in the United States, where he lives.