Harry Styles is opening up about his sexuality. In a candid new interview, the notoriously private singer, 25, finally explained why he’s not too interested in rehashing more intimate details about his love life or his sexual orientation.
During his conversation with The Guardian just after the release of his sophomore album Fine Line, Harry initially detailed his taste in fashion and how he’s felt more and more comfortable experimenting with looks and taking sartorial risks. "If I see a nice shirt and get told, 'But it's for ladies.' I think: 'Okaaaay? Doesn't make me want to wear it less though,'" he said. "I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier."
“A part of it was having, like, a big moment of self-reflection. And self-acceptance," the former One Direction singer explained. "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."
His flamboyant outfits have led to increased speculation about his sexuality and the Holmes Chapel native explained that he’s frequently been asked if he is bisexual. Though he’s never issued a definite answer to the question, he’s also admitted that he doesn’t understand why it’s such a big deal. "It's not a case of: I'm not telling you cause I don't want to tell you. It's not: Ooh, this is mine and it's not yours. It's: who cares? Does that make sense? It's just: who cares?" Harry explained.
The X-Factor alum took aim at critics who claimed he was purposely being obtuse about his sexuality. “Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No," Harry said.
"In terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album sleeve's going to be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with," he continued. "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. 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."
"What I would say, about the whole being-asked-about-my-sexuality thing — this is a job where you might get asked. And to complain about it, to say you hate it, and still do the job, that's just silly," he added. "You respect that someone’s gonna ask. And you hope that they respect they might not get an answer."
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