There’s been a lot of ambiguity around Harry Styles‘ sexuality. Some fans have speculated that the One Direction member has dropped a few hints that he’s bisexual in his lyrics and in interviews, and now, the singer is addressing the rumors once and for all.
“It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer and protecting it and holding it back. It’s not a case of: I’m not telling you because I don’t want to tell you. It’s not: Oh, this is mine and it’s not yours,” the 25-year-old explained when The Guardian asked him if he defined himself as straight. “It’s: Who cares? Does that make sense? It’s just: Who cares?”
Harry revealed that when he makes choices about his work, he doesn’t try to indicate his sexuality, despite what some fans may believe.
“Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No. In terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album sleeve’s gonna be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool,” he continued. “And more than that, I dunno, I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that.”
As fans know, the “Sign of the Times” crooner has continuously pushed the boundaries when it comes to his clothes. From bright and colorful outfits to sparkly and lace suits, he’s definitely breaking down gender norms.
“What women wear, what men wear — for me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies,’ I think, ‘Okay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though.’ I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier,” he added. “A part of it was having, like, a big moment of self-reflection and self-acceptance. I think it’s a very free, and freeing time. I think people are asking, ‘Why not?’ a lot more. Which excites me. It’s not just clothes where lines have been blurred, it’s going across so many things. I think you can relate it to music, and how genres are blurring.”
“Being in a creative field, it’s important to be progressive. People doing stuff like that is great. It’s weird for me — everyone should just be who they want to be,” he said. “It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that… I’ve never felt the need to really. No. I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”
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