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Harry Styles lashes out at queerbaiting allegations

Popular singer Harry Styles has addressed critics who have accused him of “queerbaiting” by wearing gender-fluid outfits without explicitly identifying him as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Harry Styles and his long relationship with Gender norms 

Harry Styles is always under the limelight for his sexual orientation due to his flamboyant style and his perceived sexual ambiguity. However, He has always avoided giving an exact answer to the question and has always insisted that labeling sexuality is outdated and he never believes in such a thing.

But the singer-turned-actor has now been accused of profiting off of queer aesthetics without explicitly claiming to be part of the LGBTQ+ community, and he has now responded to the backlash in an interview. 

“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,” he said.

The various relationships and all the hate behind them

Since Harry Styles rose to fame, he has dated a lot of celebrities and singers like Taylor Swift, TV presenter Carolina Flack. The “As It Was Singer” is reportedly now in a relationship with actress Olivia Wilde. 

Styles also spoke about his sexuality in relation to his upcoming movie My Policeman, in which he plays a police officer in a secret relationship with a man in the ’50s when it was illegal to be homosexual in the U.K.

“It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. That was illegal,’” he shared. “I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it.”

He added that My Policeman is not  “a gay story” but a universal, human story about love and wasted time, which features “tender” love scenes.

So much of gay sex in the film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it,” he explained. “There will be, I would imagine, some people who watch it who were very much alive during this time when it was illegal to be gay, and the director Michael Grandage wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.”

Harry Styles’s new movie My Policeman is all set to hit the theatres in October of this year. So please look forward to it. 

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