Harry Styles launched a massive solo career following his One Direction days, with a legion of fans who follow his every move. Though his star burns bright, Styles still exudes the charm of a smalltown English boy. How does he do it? This is the untold truth of Harry Styles.
After Harry Styles performed the still-unreleased track "Medicine" live in May 2018, Billboard reported that
"Twitter users immediately called the song a bisexual anthem, claiming that [the] lyrics confirm the singer’s sexuality."
It's easy to see what all the fuss was about, what with lyrics like:
"The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I'm OK with it"
Billboard also pointed out that it's difficult to discern the exact lyrics of the song, since the audio is really rather warbly. Either way, openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon had this to say about the song:
In August 2019, Rolling Stone profiled Styles, writing that,
"[He] likes to cultivate an aura of sexual ambiguity, as overt as the pink polish on his nails...On his first solo tour, he frequently waved the pride, bi, and trans flags."
So why, exactly, did he do that? Styles explained to Rolling Stone:
"I want to make people feel comfortable being whatever they want to be...I'm aware that as a white male, I don't go through the same things as a lot of the people that come to the shows. I can't claim that I know what it's like, because I don't. So I'm not trying to say, 'I understand what it's like.' I'm just trying to make people feel included and seen."
As of this writing, the star hasn't publicly defined his sexuality, telling The Sun in 2018:
"I don't feel like it's something I've ever felt like I have to explain about myself."
His sexuality | 0:17 His bakery days | 1:46 Styles' secret attic years | 3:06 His first pop-punk band | 3:59 He named One Direction | 5:05 Other songs he's written | 6:22 He loves a good rom-com | 7:30 Respecting the fans | 8:05 No rockstar cliche | 9:01 A loving home | 10:13 One Direction's break? Harry's idea | 11:01