Harry Styles is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. The singer has no doubt come a long way from his One Direction days and has made a name for himself through both his music and his amazing style. The singer has challenged the gender norms that exist in society simply by dressing up the way he feels comfortable and expressing his identity in the truest self. However, not everyone has viewed his fashion as a means of artistic expression, and he has received criticism for his looks. However, the singer has finally decided to speak up about it.

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Harry Styles speaks up against queerbaiting accusations

Harry Styles
Harry Styles for the Rolling Stone

The star has often been accused of ‘queerbaiting’, a term that refers to the act of marketing something as LGBTQ+ without actually depicting it. Queerbaiting is often used by the entertainment industry to lure queer community members into consuming their media and buying their products. However, the singer is clearly stating that he is not part of the toxic culture. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer stated,

“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.”

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Styles doesn’t feel the need to declare his sexuality, says it is ‘outdated’

Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles

The singer has never openly discussed his sexuality and believes that it is ‘outdated’ to do so. In April, the star spoke to Better Homes and Gardens and said,

“The whole point of where we should be heading, which is toward accepting everybody and being more open, is that it doesn’t matter, and it’s about not having to label everything, not having to clarify what boxes you’re checking.”

The pop star also criticized Twitter and called it,

“a shitstorm of people trying to be awful to people.”

The star’s criticism of Twitter is not surprising since it is the platform that spreads the most amount of hate about celebrities, including the singer’s current girlfriend, Olivia Wilde.

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Harry Styles’ hatred for Twitter is justified

Harry Styles
The singer has been subjected to a lot of hate on the social media platform

Talking about the tremendous amount of online hate that his girlfriend received, the singer said,

“It’s obviously a difficult feeling to feel like being close to me means you’re at the ransom of a corner of Twitter or something. I just wanted to sing. I didn’t want to get into it if I was going to hurt people like that.”

The singer’s statements show that it is high time that fans stop writing threads criticizing celebrities’ partners and learn to respect their privacy. Moreover, the internet’s obsession with the singer’s sexuality is also something that needs to come to an end.

Source: Page Six

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