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Harry Styles Has Commented On The Allegations Of Queerbaiting In A New Interview

The interviewer said Harry Styles found the arguments about how he identifies "silly."

On Monday, Rolling Stone revealed its first-ever global cover star, and it's none other than Harry Styles.

In the interview, Harry talked about fame, music, and even some more sensitive topics — specifically, the queerbaiting allegations that have surfaced online over the last several years.

Harry in a feathery coat stands onstage

For those unfamiliar, dictionary.com describes "queerbaiting" as "an attempt to take advantage of and capitalize on the appearance or implication of LGBTQ+ relationships without actually having real LGBTQ+ representation."

Harry in a sequined bodysuit onstage with his arms outstretched

The accusations stem from Harry's androgynous style, as well as his tight-lipped approach to his personal romantic life.

Harry holding a guitar

The interviewer said that Harry found the arguments about how he identifies "silly."

Harry dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz onstage

“Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only publicly been with women,'" Harry said. "I don’t think I’ve publicly been with anyone."

Harry onstage dressed as Dorothy, with red shoes and a dress

"If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.”

Harry smiling at the Spotify studies, wearing jeans and a sweater and shirt

Back in 2019, Harry was asked about his sexuality in an interview with the Guardian.

Harry onstage performing with his arms raised

"It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer and protecting it and holding it back," Harry said. "It’s not a case of, 'I’m not telling you [because] I don’t want to tell you.' It’s not, 'Oh, this is mine and it’s not yours.'"

Harry in a colorful jacket and speaking into a microphone onstage while holding an award

He added, "It’s 'Who cares?' Does that make sense? It’s just 'Who cares?'"

Harry holding a microphone

Harry continued, "Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No."

Harry performing onstage

So there you have it. Read the full Rolling Stone piece here, and let me know your thoughts about this in the comments below!