Pop sensation Harry Styles has responded to claims he cannot be queer because his previous relationships have been with women.
The singer has received a lot of speculation about his sexuality since the start of his career.
He was previously accused of queerbaiting due to his fluid sense of style.
Speculation also formed around unreleased song, Medicine, where Styles sang: “The boys and the girls are in, I mess around with them and I’m okay with it.” The musician first performed the song on his 2018 tour and it has remained a fan favourite since.
Styles has notably never confirmed his sexuality publicly despite a great deal of speculation from critics and fans.
A number of the 28-year-old’s relationships have been highly-documented in the press.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Styles commented on the theories about his sexuality.
“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.
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Styles is currently with actress Olivia Wilde, although little is known about their relationship. They were recently spotted holding hands in New York.
Wilde directed the upcoming psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, which stars the musician alongside Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan and more.
The couple met on the set of the production.
He also starred as Tom Burgess in My Policeman, a police officer hiding his sexuality.
Styles reflected on the experience of starring in the film, and what that taught him.
He stated: “I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it.”
“It’s not like ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me,” he added.