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Fans are getting sick of Harry Styles’ “maybe I am, maybe I’m not” answers about being bisexual

Harry Styles has long enjoyed teasing fans about his sexuality, suggesting he might be bisexual, then walking it back, only to suggest it again later, and then walk it back again. Some people love this about him. Others, well, don’t.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Styles addressed the rumors around his sexuality, once again leaning into the ambiguity of his image.

When questioned whether he’s ever been asked if he’s bisexual, Styles responded by saying, “I dunno. Why?” He then went on to say he’s not deliberately trying to be ambiguous about anything, but rather, “Who cares?”

“It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back,” he said. “It’s just: who cares?

We’d argue a lot of people care, and that Styles knows this. It’s part of why he keeps playing coy.

When asked about his Fine Line album sleeve, which appears to reference the bisexual flag, Styles replied point blank: “Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No.”

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.”

But Styles’ non-answers on this issue may be becoming a liability as many fans appear to be growing tired of the his reticence to speak plainly. (The game has been going on for years, after all.) And they’ve been taking to Twitter to share their feelings about it…

Of course, Styles isn’t the only former member of One Direction who has come under fire for how he communicates with his LGBTQ fanbase.

Earlier this month, his former bandmate Liam Payne was accused of fetishizing bisexuality in his new song “Both Ways,” which details a sexual encounter with a man and two women.

Related: Guys like Liam Payne need to stop writing songs about bisexual people