Harry Styles refuses to label his sexuality: “It doesn’t matter”

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British singer Harry Styles has been asked about his sexuality again in a new interview. Speaking to Better Homes and Gardens magazine, he was asked about the speculation around who he sleeps with after the release of his last album, Fine Line.

Promoting that work, Styles posed wearing dresses in some photoshoots and waved rainbow flags and a bisexual flag given to him by fans at concerts. Some criticized him for doing so without explicitly stating his sexuality to the media, but Styles now says he finds that expectation “outdated” and bizarre.

“I’ve been really open with it with my friends, but that’s my personal experience; it’s mine,” he 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.”

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The British singer, 28, shot to fame with the boy band, One Direction. He is soon to release his third album, Harry’s House. His current single, ‘As It Was’, sits at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart, and he was recently among the headliners at the Coachella music festival.

He’s also made an impression on the big screen. After appearing in World War II drama Dunkirk, Styles will soon be seen in the Olivia Wilde-directed psychological drama, Don’t Worry Darling. He will also star this year in My Policeman, a 1950s-set closeted romance in which Styles’ titular copper has a gay fling with a museum curator behind his wife’s back.

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