Harry Styles’ sexuality has been an odd focal point for many tabloids. This topic of discussion is something that he rarely addresses. That is, until now. Styles himself spoke about this discussion and shared he’s on a “journey” with his sexuality and is open to wearing more feminine clothing to open up himself to more style (no pun intended) ideas.
Styles, 29, opened up about accusations that he is “queerbaiting” in an interview with Rolling Stone on Monday. Styles pushed back against the term, which refers to teasing that you are a part of the LGBTQ community to gain a larger audience but never confirming if you are queer.
He said: “Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only publicly been with women,’ and I don’t think I’ve publicly been with anyone. If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.”
As many know, Styles has been romantically linked to Olivia Wilde since January 2021 after the two were photographed by paparazzi several times kissing and holding hands.
Wilde, herself, also spoke to Rolling Stone, addressing her relationship with some of the fans. Some of Styles’ fans can be cruel, she said, but “that kind of toxic negativity is the antithesis of Harry, and everything he puts out there.”
Styles’ sexuality doesn’t run too far from him as it will take center stage as he stars in the upcoming movie “My Policeman” as Tom, a policeman who becomes infatuated with museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) in 1950s U.K. At the time, same-sex relationships were not legal.
On this, he said: “It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. That was illegal,’ “It’s not like ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me.”
Reflecting on what he learned from “My Policeman,” the English musician said, “I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it.”