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Queerty: Gay Twitter eviscerates “ally” Katharine McPhee after she’s outed for donating to Republicans


It’s safe to say that American Idol alum Katharine McPhee would not have a career today if it weren’t for her loyal LGBTQ fanbase. Now, it looks as though that career may be in jeopardy. And it’s all because of… $500.

McPhee’s Twitter page is filled with shout outs and references to her gay fans and gay culture, as well re-tweets by other people in support of LGBTQ people.

She also likes to refer to her LGBTQ fans by the pet name “my gay boys.”

In 2018, McPhee recorded a video specifically for “my gay boys” before her Broadway debut in Waitress, promising to give them “everything you ever dreamed of.”

Also in 2018, McPhee published a “love letter” to her LGBTQ fans in Billboard, in which she wrote: “I’d like to express my unwavering support to the LGBTQ community and appreciation for how much love you’ve shown me throughout the years.”

She added, “I have always felt you right by my side, you’ve kept me going and stood by me every second, and for that I am grateful.”

Which is why it is so incredibly strange that she appears to have made two separate $250 donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, or NRSC, a group that is working to maintain the GOP’s majority in the Senate so that they can continue doing stuff like, say, chip away at LGBTQ rights.

Jezebel broke the story over the weekend. According to Federal Election Commission records, a self-employed singer by the name of Katharine McPhee who lives in Los Angeles donated a total of $500 to the NRSC earlier this year.

When asked for comment, McPhee’s publicist didn’t respond, and the singer hasn’t mentioned anything about the donations on social media.

Perhaps she’s hoping that if she doesn’t say anything the story will disappear?

Unfortunately for her, when you’re entire fan base is made up of gay people, it’s kinda hard to avoid talking about why you (or someone with your exact name and career and who lives in the same city as you) gave money to a political party that’s actively working against LGBTQ equality.

Gay Twitter is not pleased with McPhee’s alleged donations or her radio silence on the matter…

The whole thing is disappointing, to say the least.

Then again, is it really that surprising a woman who uses cringeworthy pet names like “my gay boys” to talk about gay men doesn’t really view them as equals?

Queerty