I’d argue a trans artist could make it to the “minor leagues” of pop with some of our Quirky Pop Girls- I try not to think too much about what Sophie’s next era would have been like cause it’s too heartbreaking- BUT like you said they’ll need the type of devoted fan bases girls like Flo and Charli have. Instead of the type of plugged in stans she needs, Kim had to court white finsta gays who “don’t really care whose singing as long as I can dance to it!” Any committed fan spent so much time yelling transphobia to defend Dr Luke & Kim’s defense of him at the expense of Kesha to be ready to actually give her a real push. She made her bed, she can flop in it.Her own shitty issues aside, I just don’t understand what exactly the label is expecting out of her? Like, it sucks but I just can’t see an openly trans artist become legitimately huge right now. That’s awful of course but I feel like that’s the (unfortunate) reality. They should have let her cultivate a devoted, niche base like Charli and then, later on give her the big push. Again, she’s obviously got her own personal shit she really needs to sort out, but it feels like the odds were stacked against her as soon as she signed with them. And given the aforementioned personal issues, I don’t know that she can come back from this whether she’s on a label or not.