Harry Styles, best known for his former membership in the boy-band One Direction, released his self-titled solo album on May 12th. Naturally, the first thing we hear about him since this debut album is his sexuality being questioned, again. At one point in time, there was a rumored relationship between Styles and his former band mate Louis.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Styles spoke about his friend and fellow star Miley Cyrus opening up about pansexuality saying, “Being in a creative field, it’s important to be progressive. People doing stuff like that is great.” Styles added: “It’s weird for me — everyone should just be who they want to be. It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”
When asked if he has ever personally labeled his sexuality, Styles said: “No, I’ve never felt the need to really.” When he was subsequently asked if he would like to elaborate, Styles showed class and rose above the rhetoric and nonsense saying, “No… I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”
Many have applauded Harry Styles for taking this high road when it comes to his sexuality and orientation. A constant among Millenials is the need to shatter and eradicate labels altogether. Meanwhile, numerous people within the LGBTQ community live with the belief that by coming out and speaking our truth, we can help to end discrimination by changing the conversation. Regardless of where you stand on that issue, most agree that it is the decision of the individual as to when or whether they come out of the closet.
At the end of the day, whether boys or girls or both and neither, Styles is here to stay as his recent solo launch seems to be a huge success. Check out his new single Sign of the Times below.