Harry Styles is one of the most popular artists in the music industry, and now that he's released a music video for his song "Watermelon Sugar," fans are once again questioning his sexuality. The 26-year-old has been vocal about it in the past, so we're looking into whether or not the former One Direction star is gay. Scroll down for everything we know!
Is Harry Styles gay?
While Harry has been open about his sexuality and sexual ambiguity in the past, he hasn't specifically said if he's gay or not. He has, however, been linked to many well-known women throughout his career, including Kiko Mizuhara, Camille Rowe, Tess Ward, Pandora Lennard, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, Erin Foster, and more.
During a recent sit-down with The Guardian, the interviewer asked him if he's ever been asked if he's bisexual due to the perceptions that he doesn't define as straight based on his clothing choices, song lyrics, and more. "Um. I guess I haaaaave been asked? But, I dunno. Why?" he replied to the query.
"It’s not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back. It’s not a case of: I’m not telling you cos I don’t want to tell you. It’s not: ooh this is mine and it’s not yours," he added.
"It’s: who cares? Does that make sense? It’s just: who cares?"
One of the most recent projects of Harry's that's been put into question is his song and music video "Watermelon Sugar" due to the alleged meaning of the phrase. According to Urban Dictionary, "Watermelon Sugar" has to do with oral sex, which started quite the internet frenzy at the time of the song's release late last year. The top definition has since been updated to reflect Harry's new song.
In the music video "dedicated to touching," Harry is dressed in bright colors while dancing and eating watermelon with a bunch of women on a beach. In some takes, they are feeding and groping him. All that said, it's not much surprise that the ambiguity of this video is present and being questioned by viewers.
But Harry swears that he doesn't use clothing and other tactics to impress fans. "Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No," he admitted
"In terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album sleeve’s gonna be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. 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," Harry continued. "And more than that, I dunno, I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that."