Chris Martin spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his teenage years that led to Coldplay’s formation.
He opened up about being “very homophobic” when he was “a kid discovering sexuality” during his younger days at boarding school.
“When I went to boarding school I walked a bit funny and I bounced a bit, and I was also very homophobic because I was like, ‘If I’m gay, I’m completely fucked for eternity’ and I was a kid discovering sexuality,” said Martin, NME reports.
“‘Maybe I’m gay, maybe I’m this, maybe I’m that, I can’t be this’ so I was terrified and then I walked a bit funny and I was in a boarding school with a bunch of quite hardcore kids who were also gone for their thing and, for a few years, they would very much say, ‘You’re definitely gay,’ in quite a full-on manner, quite aggressively telling me that and it was weird for me for a few years.”
In his mid-teens as his focus turned towards music, Martin found that he wasn’t gay and he lost his prejudice after “a bit more exposure to the world”.
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