Tana Mongeau calls out 'biphobic' press coverage of her relationships with Bella Thorne and Jake Paul
12 July 2019, 16:23
"Being bisexual is never good enough for the media."
Tana Mongeau has just called out the differences in how the media covered her relationship with Bella Thorne compared to her current romance with Jake Paul. Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul recently announced their whirlwind engagement (FYI, no, they're definitely not married yet) following her messy split from Brad Sousa. Meanwhile, Tana Mongeau and Bella Thorne were in a polyamorous relationship for one-year before parting ways in February.
A complete timeline of Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul's relationship so far
The YouTuber headed to Twitter to vent her frustrations about reporting on her relationships. She tweeted: "it’s so funny when I was dating Bella every press outlet would be so quick to call us best friends & disvalidate our relationship but the second we break up and are both only dating men every press outlet only refers to us as exes."
Bella obviously agreed with what Tana had said because she posted a screenshot of the tweet on her Instagram account, with the caption: "Wowowowowowowowowowo."
it’s so funny when I was dating Bella every press outlet would be so quick to call us best friends & disvalidate our relationship but the second we break up and are both only dating men every press outlet only refers to us as exes.................🤒— TANA TURNS 21 ON MTV OUT NOW (@tanamongeau) July 10, 2019
Tana wasn't done yet, though, she followed up her initial tweet with another calling out a now-deleted post from The Daily Mail. The article accused Tana and Jake (dubbed Jana by fans) of pulling a fake "marriage" photo shoot, which was actually just their engagement shoot. The headline read: "Revealed: Bella Throne's ex Tana Mongeau's 'marriage' photo shoot with Jake Paul was just a stunt."
She tweeted: "1. thorne 2. hi i’m tana not just someone’s ex 3. just an engagement shoot. not a stunt. 4. should i start writing these articles for you? i would slay it!" Well then...
1. thorne 2. hi i’m tana not just someone’s ex 3. just an engagement shoot. not a stunt. 4. should i start writing these articles for you? i would slay it! https://t.co/NTCses9fYE— TANA TURNS 21 ON MTV OUT NOW (@tanamongeau) July 11, 2019
Tana's fans stoop up for her and criticised the media for not being LGBTQ+ friendly.
Honestly the media was the reason I was so confused about the relationship for the longest time. Like “are they ACTUALLY dating or are they just super close best friends?”— Mackensie (@MackensieRaee) July 10, 2019
Period sis. Cause being bi sexual is never good enough for the media. And the way the media makes it seem like men and women can only be lovers and women can only be besties is really harmful to lgbtq community. Especially those of us who are still trying to figure our shit out.— Annabelle Woods (@Annabel89753390) July 10, 2019
my absolute queen. honestly this article makes me so fucking angry. like hello you’re a human being too???— sammi (@ItsSammiSmith) July 11, 2019
The press needs to be more LGBT friendly. You and @bellathorne really cares for each other and I hate how the media marginalized that and only validated the relationship after it ended. That’s just maddening— Brendon Smith (@bigdogXVI) July 10, 2019
Pans and bi's are one of the more erased groups. If you're in a homo relationship it's a "phase" and invalidated but as soon as you're in a hetero relationship you're not "gay" enough and looked at like you dont belong. Bullying from both sides is far too common :(— Smitten Kitten xo (@SmittenKittenX0) July 10, 2019