The person chosen for the cover has had several controversies tied to him and is not great representation of the lgbtq community. The Blurb for the article states, "Todrick Hall is still fighting for his place in the industry, where he says racism and homophobia linger — while owning up to his past mistakes".
Well here are the accusations against the person Billboard deemed represents the black and gay community:
-Droves of people have come forward specifically to say that the YouTuber, actor, and singer-songwriter never paid them for their work.
-Hall's former personal assistant Tommy McKissock says some examples of bad behavior Hall exhibited throughout McKissock's tenure, which allegedly included making anti-black statements, failing or refusing to pay the people he employed, and sexual harassment.
-Allegedly Hall has a skinny white twink fetish, blew his money on rent boys and drugs.