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Dotan had to keep his homosexuality secret from the record label

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It was an exciting evening for Dotan (32). In the program Where is the Mole? he told openly about his orientation for the first time. He falls for men and now dares to shout it from the rooftops.

“I have been trying to disguise it for years because I thought it would be bad for my career”

The singer is currently busy making a comeback after his trolling hole last year. Then, after intensive investigations by de Volkskrant, it became apparent that Dotan had a whole army of fake fans and got the most bizarre stories out of his thumb. Now he thinks it’s time to clean up, just before his new music tour starts. That is why he told yesterday in Where is the Mole? that he has been happy with his friend for a while: “I am very happy with him.”

On Instagram he looks back on his coming-out. He had wanted to come out of the closet years ago, but according to the singer that was not allowed by his record company. “I want to be honest about my orientation, because that is a big part of who I am. I have been trying to disguise it for years because I thought it would be bad for my career or that I would be sentenced for it. Ten years ago, when I signed my first record deal, I told someone that I am gay. They told me I should never talk about this. The second person told me exactly the same. ”

Dotan says that he therefore did everything in his power to hide his great secret.

“During interviews I was always so scared that they would ask me the question. I even got so scared that I hardly did any more interviews and just wanted to talk about music, but deep down I just wanted to be myself.”

Dotan also points to the media: “When the press gossiped about my orientation, it felt like it wasn’t okay to be gay.”

Dotan was with record label EMI ten years ago, which was taken over by Universal. Universal does not want to respond to the issue because the people involved at that time are no longer working for the company.

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