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    Harry Styles Made Some Problematic Comments About Gay Sex In Film — And Now It's A Meme

    Y'all, we have a new meme.

    On Monday, Rolling Stone revealed its first-ever global cover star — the one and only 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, calling it "silly."

    close up of harry

    Harry also talked about starring in the upcoming film, My Policeman, where he plays a museum curator who falls for a police officer in the 1950s — a time when being gay was criminalized.

    close up of Harry singing

    When asked about it, Harry said, "It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. That was illegal. I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it."

    Harry on stage

    “It’s not like, ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me. So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it. There will be, I would imagine, some people who watch it who were very much alive during this time when it was illegal to be gay, and [Michael] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive."

    harry at SiriusXM studios

    The comment about gay sex in film — and how it's just "two guys going at it" — didn't sit well with people, who called out the singer.

    (watching a movie about gay sex) man these guys are really going at it............ https://t.co/T6q3waTutk

    Joseph Okpako / WireImage / Getty / Via Twitter: @capybaroness

    @IndieWire This is so funny because queer cinema has been mostly about tenderness and longing, since, ya know we weren’t allowed to show positive queer representation in media for a few decades. It’s totally cool if your movie doesn’t get hot and steamy, but… (1/)

    Twitter: @jr_turtlehat

    @capybaroness So much gay sex in movies is just about gay men having sex. The goal of my new movie is to have all the cache gay sex affords me without any of the gross stuff like men fucking each other

    Twitter: @officerpatriot

    The backlash actually became a huge meme. Here are some of the most viral tweets that came from the controversy:

    1.

    harry styles when he finds out gay people fuck each other instead of just wearing ugly outfit combos and painting their nails pink together https://t.co/HnDea65LjY

    A24; Joseph Okpako / WireImage / Getty / Via Twitter: @tyongbbI

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    Twitter: @bergeambe

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    The last thing Imma say about this and I’m done — you didn’t hear Daniel Radcliffe doing all this when he got rode hard, and put away wet as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings (2013) he bit the pillow, hiked up his caboose and SHUT UP! Learn from this!!!

    Rolling Stone Magazine / Twitter: @MediumSizeMeech

    4.

    Obsessed with this moment in pop culture tbqh

    Twitter: @kholerakardash

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    harry styles when he finds out gay sex is two guys having sex: https://t.co/VxjX5Egco5

    Joseph Okpako / WireImage / Getty / Via Twitter: @Grindr

    6.

    Harry Styles explaining gay sex to gay people https://t.co/mK1Eq4EG1K

    Tati/YouTube; Joseph Okpako / WireImage / Getty / Via Twitter: @FrostFlame726

    7.

    Harry styles when Gay sex isn't just saying "slay bestie🤪" while wearing a granny dress https://t.co/9dm5Fuz1g7

    HBO; Joseph Okpako / WireImage / Getty / Via Twitter: @MTMLammily

    8.

    harry styles when he finds out gay people have sex: https://t.co/UKhzkTyRNi

    NBC; Joseph Okpako / WireImage / Getty / Via Twitter: @AMENARTPOP

    9.

    harry styles when he sees gay sex in a movie

    Wayans Bros. Entertainment / Via Twitter: @hugeasmammoth_

    So yeah, from all of this — we have a new meme. Harry has not commented on the backlash, but we will update you if he does.