Harry Styles On Bisexuality: 'I'm Pretty Sure I'm Not'
Harry Styles isn’t bisexual. Or, at least, he doesn’t think he’s bisexual.
The 19-year-old appears on the cover of the September 2013 issue of British GQ, one of five covers featuring the boys of pop group One Direction. When speaking with the magazine, Styles was asked about claims he is bisexual. Questions about the teen singer’s relationship with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw have been circulating the rumor mill for months.
Styles insisted to GQ that he and Grimshaw aren’t dating and are just friends.
"Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so," Stiles said. “I’m pretty sure I’m not."
The rumors do sometimes bother the British crooner, who used to date country sweetheart Taylor Swift and has most recently been linked to model Kara Rose Marshall.
"Some of them are funny," he told GQ of the rumors. “Some of them are ridiculous. Some of them are annoying. I don’t want to be one of those people that complains about the rumours. I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, ‘This isn’t true!’ It is what it is; I tend not to do that. The only time it gets really annoying is that if you get into a relationship and you get into a place where you really like someone and then things are being written in the papers that affect them and how they see you. Then it can get annoying."
Grimshaw has previously defended his relationship with Styles, saying there is nothing “weird" about it.
"It seems totally normal to me: a DJ being mates with a pop star," he told Now magazine back in April. “It’s not like he’s some weirdo who can’t talk. He’s really funny. When anyone meets him, it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s really nice and interesting.’ And they immediately understand."
Although he might not be bisexual, Styles has extended some support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. When anti-gay, quasi-religious group Westboro Baptist Church protested outside a July 19 One Direction concert in Kansas City, Mo., Styles tweeted a simple message in retort, saying he believes in equal rights and that God loves all.
Read One Direction’s full interview in the September 2013 issue of British GQ, on newsstands Aug. 1.
Harry is not bisexual, he's pansexual. He'll make love to anybody he's attracted to.
So he only likes dick?
"Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so," Stiles said. “I’m pretty sure I’m not."
Me neither, Harry.
[quote]Harry is not bisexual, he's pansexual. He'll make love to anybody he's attracted to.
Harry Styles claims he has had sex with '2 people'. What are the chances with this claim of 'pansexuality' that Harry Styles has slept with a transexual in roughly 3 years, out of just 2 people?
Where has this 'pansexual' thing come from?
Didn't he also say he had never had sex in a US interview last year, when they were again aggressively grilled on homosexuality as if it was criminal behavior?
GQ is a mega glossy, and stars speak or have their quotes twisted out of shape to fit a certain audience. I really doubt a boybander also thinks 'dating a fan is surely a bonus' (a fucking nightmare more like, and he's had 3 years and a million girls to try it out with).
Harry said a few years ago that he was afraid he knocked up someone when the condom broke. He's never said he never had sex. His "pussy" incident killed any notion that he wasn't fucking anything that moves.
Who cares? He's a tattoo nut.
This is Harry's way of saying he's gay. And that's fine with me.
I am Larry Shipper. A Larry Believer if you will.
Harry, like his fellows, says a lot of things, r7, to suit different ears, I would think.
Wouldn't be surprised if Harry was a virgin. Or a total fibber. A closet case I'd put money on, and barely closeted at times unless he has a weird yearly compulsion to make himself seem less than straight in his personal time/candids for laughs? He's alright. Stuff like this is cringeworthy though....
All I know for sure is I'm 'pretty sure' you can't live an honest, upfront existence in such a group with the eyes of the world and expectations on you 24/7 be you of any sexuality. And that goes for all of them. The focus is just on Harry because he's a 'popular' one. They probably all have secrets.
R10, so you keep reminding us. And it's not a badge of honor.
Of course he's sure he isn't bisexual. He's gay that's why.
[quote]Where has this 'pansexual' thing come from?
I was once "polyamorous". Now I'm a big queen!
R7, here is the interview where Harry says he has never had sex. From the comments: 'In another interview they say none of them are virgins'. Then by Nov 2012(?) Harry says he was scared he got someone pregnant?
Lol, they say whatever they need to say to suit imo.
I think personal behavior is a much better indicator. Nuances, interests, things like that, rather than soundbytes for fans or media.
[quote]The rumors do sometimes bother the British crooner, who used to date country sweetheart Taylor Swift
That proves he's gay.
dataloungers always have inside information, spill your beans!
Weren't there hundreds of threads on here earlier this year about these two. Got kicked off or something?
I used to think he might be bisexual. This quote makes me think he's just gay.
R6 'pretty sure' is just a British expression, it doesn't really mean there is any ambiguity in the reply, it more usually means absolute confidence.
That said, I don't see this boy as entirely straight. He might be of course, and I don't really care one way or another.
[quote][R6] 'pretty sure' is just a British expression, it doesn't really mean there is any ambiguity in the reply, it more usually means absolute confidence.
No, it doesn't, crackhead!
Taylor Swift don't do gay, hons.
He was taking selfies which including his cock to female fans.
Well, Harry, no one else thinks your bi, either.
It was at least polite for GQ to ask him about gross Grimmy, which he could plausibly and truthfully deny.
R22 I don't know why you're such a fucking idiot but I'M PRETTY SURE it's not because you're just misunderstood.
Do you see how that works? Absolute confidence in the answer. I KNOW you're a fucking idiot.
He was dating women in their 30s when he was 17/18, before 1D really took off. I'm pretty sure he's fucked a few dozen women at a minimum.
Who cares. He's wrecked his body with tattoos.
"Pretty sure" means exactly the same thing in American English as it does in the UK, and of that, I'm more than "relatively certain."
I'm pretty sure I'm gay. I mean I could maybe be straight except vagina and boobs make me ill. I like dick and man ass, but I could be wrong but how can you be sure?
r25 rides the short bus.
Who cares about this acne ridden monkey.
I'll bet the 1D publicist banged his head against a wall when Harry did the "pretty sure" thing. "Argh! He didn't follow the script!"
[quote]He was dating women in their 30s when he was 17/18, before 1D really took off. I'm pretty sure he's fucked a few dozen women at a minimum.
Background to this and bit of bonus gossip...
I'm pretty sure some/all of that had equal chance of being PR. There were 2 women - supposedly. One of the women was Caroline Flack who rose to fame on the X Factor because of that association (coincidentally a close friend of DJ Nick Grimshaw). The other was an odd story about an older female DJ that got brought back into the papers the 2012 summer Harry and Louis went on a major gayer in the US and the internet exploded. The alleged affair was long over by then and also allegedly involved (if I recall rightly) Rizzle Kicks or whatever he's called but nobody cared about him. The estranged husband didn't seem to care about Rizz' part in it, only Harry's. Or that's how the quotes were spun.
True or false, there was also a lot of industry talk (openly on the internet at one point) even this year that Harry had dated Grimshaw and several PR people/journalists hinted at a downlow thing and injunction on the two. Grimshaw and One D share the same PR rep, Hackford Jones.
Again, take with salt, who knows. It's gossip and I'm just bringing it here.
[quote]I'll bet the 1D publicist banged his head against a wall when Harry did the "pretty sure" thing. "Argh! He didn't follow the script!"
I kind of feel Harry would have had an easier life just admitting shit and moving on, ya know? Half the planet thinks he's delightfully queer anyway and he didn't seem to mind before. Why restrict yourself, lol?
Gossip (take with salt caveat): a Twitter post from a jock college boy who claimed his male friend had hooked up with Styles in Chicago last year or thereabouts. Very random and not in the least derogatory in any way, just a statement. It seemed out of place in his football-obsessed page. He was discussing it with a female friend who presumably liked or enquired about Harry/One D.
If he is covering, I do appreciate that for most pop stars and actors, they are usually overwhelmed by contract clauses. I can also understand many stars have little choice but to play along whilst their contracts are active and they have sponsorships, deals, etc. It's shouldn't be but that's the way.
Wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. I wonder if Harry's recent fruity explosion was because he knew this interview was coming up? Idk, I really hate assuming but still...
Who cares about this guy? His 200 tattoos are horrible and he's not even that cute. At least some of the guys in the Wanted I could see but this guy? The gays must be desperate.
He's just admitted some of his tattoos are crap.
It's taken all this time to realize what everyone knew from the start. Ruining your body just to rebel doth not make a wiser man.
R35, did you know The Wanted have their closet bi/gay? So I've seen on the grapevine.
seen = read, sorry.
I don't really follow boy band gossip, but I think I heard that. Also I watched 5 minutes of their reality show and 2 of them were pinging. Don't ask me for names as I wouldn't know. Which one is it? The cute blonde ?
Why did Harry and Zayn get those tats? Because it's armor. They feel horribly overexposed and a bit insecure.
I can't wait until this phase of boy band mania is over.
R38, I read that it was the curly one. ;) He's hte one who said most of TW would have 'a dabble with same sex'. One of the others said 'speak for yourself'. Lol. Fuckwits.
[quote]Taylor Swift don't do gay,
When did she decide to put that out? It should have been posted as "Breaking News" in view of the past few years of bearding.
R41, meh, curly's not bad I guess. I was hoping it was Nathan Skyes. I had to look it up :D I'd do him. Max too. Curly? I'd have to be drunk.
[quote]Why did Harry and Zayn get those tats? Because it's armor. They feel horribly overexposed and a bit insecure.
Of course, but what about if it can start to become regret when you learn to cope with pressures/age or you've been through so much faux crap you're desensitized by then?
It's like guys that wear baseball caps/beanies to keep the world out.
R32 I wouldn't be surprised if this was some variation of the script. It doesn't take much at all to convince people that a celebrity like him is straight (especially most of their female fan base who actually read a comment like this as"I am 100% hetero"). There are a lot of fangirls these days who ship male celebrities and like them because of the perceived/imagined relationship (1d, Supernatural, Teen Wolf etc) and it's not such an uncommon thing for those involved to play along a little. This group would read this as him giving hints of being gay and revealing his love for whichever of the other tone deaf autotuned eunuchs he's supposed to be involved with.
A comment like this doesn't affect the opinion of the tween girls and keeps the fantasy going for a few sad gays and the tumblr fangirls.
Apparently it's okay to flirt with same sex attraction now for PR as long as you aren't gay/or don't actually admit to it. Obviously there are some exceptions as John Barrowman has been a very popular crooner with straight women in the UK at times.
Pretty sure this is how it all works though.
R43, Jay (curly) is quite nice really. Nathan Sykes is a looker and gets very little press for it.
The Wanted seem more inorganic to me than One Direction, curiously. I'd never put half The Wanted within miles of each other under normal circumstances in real life. They look so odd at times, almost uncomfortable.
Is their reality show any good?
I dunno r45, the lengths and frequency that Harry has gone to with this if you've followed him, it's just bizarre, in my opinion, for a genuinely straight guy to be that distracted and would surely put off a genuine potential girlfriend.
I think he's one of those rare creatures who's been able to hide in plain sight up until this point.
Lance Bass, JC, the ugly Knight brother-a boy band has to have at least one gay. Oh, wait, what about the Backstreet Boys? Does Nick count?
I don't know a lot about him really r47 so you may be right and keeping things gender neutral is strange but maybe that's just to make it seem possible he's gay. Then again rumours interfering with relationships may be telling as it seems odd a girlfriend would be put off by gay rumours about a man she was presumably sleeping with and therefore knew was straight. On the other hand a boyfriend would have reason to be jealous or put off if they read he was involved with another man; it would be reasonable to think it's true in this case unlike for a girlfriend assured of his het status.
I'm really cynical about celebs and PR these days and generally think in most cases if they were seen or pictured doing anything they intended to be. Interviews like this basically seem like the interviewer has been given a list of questions by PR to get certain statements/info to the public (more gentle and subtle to have him asked about a persistent rumour in an interview and brush it off rather than issue a denial). Again I just think it's rare for a celebrity to be asked a question or about a topic that wasn't approved beforehand so they give an answer that has been similarly approved.
Industry rule R48: in special circumstances a gay member may be substituted for two or more addicts and a lead singer who goes bald prematurely.
R49, the GQ was very rude and invasive. They badgered him about how many times he'd "had sex" and when he didn't want to tell them they kept going. Harry's section of interview was meant to do two things and there's no IMO needed: reinforce that he's neither womaniser nor interested in men, two topics which have consistently followed him for years.
Even if a celebrity said: 'I am a right royal fruit' by the time it's been through the presses it could be the polar opposite.
Harry's is without doubt, a gentle soul. You should see his school pictures, he looked like a loving, middle-aged lesbian.
Much of his time he seems to just hang out with his hairdresser, her baby and husband and his new male friend from their support band, 5SOS, and a few older men he golfs with.
I've been trying to find a picture from his school days of a very young Harry (13-15 ish?) sat between the open legs of another boy friend or relative on a chair, but I can't find it.
But he was refreshingly bold and comfortable even at a young age.
R51 proof that I am talking out of my ass and don't know anything about how any of this works, I stand corrected ;) I'd just assumed it was one of those typical celebrity interviews but I guess not. You're right about those pictures especially the bracelets, I don't like to stereotype but yeah (looks like he's wearing a rainbow one?). The impression I had from the little I've read of him was obviously wrong.
R56, it's alright, we bring different opinions. It's good to have a thread that's not screaming and fighting for a change.
Perhaps his friends didn't leak those pics as much as others taking them off their journals and Facebooks and posting them to the internet?
Imo if his sweet and funny school pictures are anything to go by, and way before the X Factor, it's kinda no surprise he got so aggressively marketed once in One Direction.
Have a bonus young Harry with made for Datalounge tee shirt.
He looks like a little girl who needs an adult in that pic r57
please don´t let LGirl be back please don´t let LGirl be back please....
I bet Harry misses pre-celebrity a lot. Those school pictures are very much his Norma Jean Baker days. There's nothing quite like those days when you have the dream, when your whole life seems before you and you can be anything. When you finally become the icon, it becomes untenable. The story of history. Marilyn should know!
(Gently) Sssssh, r59...
I heard even C**oline had to take out a restrainer. ;)
It's interesting what you say about when things go through the presses. I just googled him and one of the first pages that came up was an article from the Sun about this interview and the link was titled Harry Styles 'I'm not gay' and describes it as him denying he is gay or bi. The 'article' itself specifies that he just said bisexual but does take another quote and shifts the context a bit. So it seems I'm overestimating the control celebrities themselves get over their words and how they present themselves once PR people get involved.
He's gay. They've asked whether he's bi, not whether he likes men? He can say no to one truthfully, not the other.
Those from before have their own forum now. You can all rest easy. They won't be back.
Yes, sigh, the quote has already been turned into a "gay denial" as well in some publications/headlines (that usually don't mirror the text but what's accuracy when you are a payroll tabloid, right?). The full interview isn't out yet but should expect it will more of the same.
The Sun, for its part, is a One Direction/X Factor 'exclusives' tab. Doesn't stop them printing cheeky dirt about "sleeping arrangements" (more payroll favours, tbh) but they were very absent printing the recent arrest of an alleged drug-dealer caught in a sting, a guy very close to Zayn Malik. Malik's name was never mentioned in its pages whilst other celebrities (equally unproven to be drug users) were named. ;)
Gordon Smart usually writes for The Sun and he has access (without making it any more truthful). He has written some cheeky nods to Nick and Harry in the past I believe, and usually does all the heterosexual paraphernalia.
Harry's school pics are so lovely though. I think you do pine for those days where things were fresh and the world was your oyster. You're right, it's the thrill of the chase into adulthood, not actual adulthood that's the fun part.
R64, where is the new forum?
I certainly hope he isn't with that ugly troll Grimmy. And need I remind you that if you really do want to discuss Harry and Nick Grimshaw, this really isn't the place to do it. There's a reason why all those other threads were deleted. Just saying.
I know DataLounge ages people in dog years but he's only 19! Enough with all the 'he must miss having his whole life on front of him' shit.
Re the article: yes, he's obviously gay but he's got so many hideous tattoos now that I don't care.
Harry may be gay but what makes any of you think he even needs a physical relationship with a man to be fulfilled? He simply needs to smile and he makes love to a room. He adores everyone and because he is so open and at ease with his surroundings, he does not have that terrible longing for intimacy. Harry is already intimate. It's in his DNA. They broke the mould when they made that boy. Somebody like Justin Bieber is clearly riddled with terrible issues. Harry is a new breed of somebody who has a sexual way about and so in touch with that life-force as a man that he actually does NEED to have sex.
R64 The admin is really strict about giving out the address. Shall message her to see if I can post it on here.
*NOT need to have sex
After r9, there's really nothing else to say.
[quote]He's gay. They've asked whether he's bi, not whether he likes men? He can say no to one truthfully, not the other.
The traditional composition of any One D interview is always concerning girls though. I'm not going to assume anything, only the supposed 'speaker' knows what context he or she means a thing in, what's in their own minds when they say it. I wouldn't like to guess at what's really been said/not in an industry that is not above tweaking an end product.
So Harry is gay and converting to Judaism? Harry is very aware that the entertainment industry is run by the gay Jewish mafia. He knows what it takes to stay relevant in the industry.
To get an idea of boyband PR I've noticed this general pattern:
This year, popular star A shares the very same shirt (holes and all) with star B from his touring support band, hangs out, is claimed to have given him a 'hickey' and later into tour wears matching/similar items. Twitter explodes.
Main stream media silent.
Star A stands next to unknown girl in NYC in a shop (apparent friend of his hairdresser), possibly shares a/similar shirt/two (girl also has similar hair dye and denims to hairdresser but that gets ignored). Twitter explodes.
Main stream media erupts into life. Stories of Star A's 'new love' everywhere for days, even weeks. Based on a shopping trip in which Star A also visited the Gay Pride jamboree (and which the Daily Mail didn't report) only now people know girl's name, age, profession and resume. She's also now open to troll abuse on Twitter.
(Star A also shares/similar shirt with male Irish Star C the same week but the papers aren't phased by that either).
And by 'sadly' I mean the media take on events, not the hickey, which is impressive.
You don't know you're bisexual.
LOL @ R77
There actually was a parody song a while back by "One Orientation" called That Makes You Homosexual. In the video, the Harry and Louis characters end up together.
They're discussing this GQ interview on The Talk right now. Sharon Osborne basically said fugly Grimly is gay and, unintionally hilariously, referred to him as the British equivalent of Ryan Seacrest.
She didn't touch on Harry's sexuality but did shoot down the idea of those two being lovers.
Interesting that he didn't flat out deny it, which I assumed he would.
Perhaps this is the first peek out of the closet door?
This "inning" by the mainstream media is getting increasingly desperate and sloppy. How long will they continue to do it before the whole house of cards collapses? I wish a whistleblower would come forward to expose the collusion between media outlets and publicists who promise access and exclusives in exchange for keeping these guys safely in the closet.
Okay gang I've got a bit more intrigue from real-time.
Last night's San Jose show and the One Direction boys always do a Twitter questions session.
One of the questions was "What is the one food you refuse to eat?
Our Newly Non Bisexual: Salmon
Niall: Sliced tomato
Then this happened. Not sure of exact context but it seems to be being tweeted about as part of the same question slot.
I really hope so because I'd love to see some old stressed-out, fat suit ripping what's left of his hair out somewhere.
Also, surprise thing, there's a Narnia reference in the GQ interview. But I bet nobody can work it out. It's like someone the editor?) is sleeptalking. Quite clever.
I really like Sharon Osborne but I take her with a little pinch. She is after all X Factor staff.
R80, yes it's more about tackling an out of date industry than the performers, who might have little to no say.
Anyway if the above is in the context people are saying then he's got some balls to say he's not quaffing fish and felines on GQ day. Good for you Harry.
r83, love you too Harry. Stay strong ok. We've got your back on here.
a pic of Harry in Vegas today. I don't even care about those tattoos, he looks good enough to eat.
he's gone quite skinny though.
so about H's latest tweet...yes it's about his shoes but did anyone else feel that the last part "I've been in denial for too long." was him being an actual genius? it's sneaky.
The Best Song Ever video is really homophobic. Liam and Harry's parody characters were observed with utter disdain by their very heterosexual doppelgangers in the boyband. Made me want to throw up.
R86, then there was an adorable post about not feeling bendy after watching the Cirque du Soleil. Lol, bless him, he does try, and barely one of his fans understood, but then being a bender has long gone out of the modern British textbook and was probably never even in the US one. A couple typical straight males fired some rude comments back but at least they understood the (possible) gist.
I dunno, all that money and power, and nowhere to go. It makes me sad. I hope Harry can keep his unique personality together and not let the media boss him around or demand he explain himself as if he's been naughty. It's ridiculous.
On a brighter note and of no consequence to anyone but I'm feeling good about it, got called up for Bone Marrow Donor testing today for the first time, several years after signing up!
A man who is at least bi would never have such a hideous bushy mane as his hair style.
Isn't that the point though, r87? It's a parody of the way the industry sees/treats gays, women, stereotypes, crossdressing and the balding old heroes who run everything from behind desks?
I like this article in the Mirror. dropping hints all over the place.
"Also, there is the fact that Harry hasn't openly been on a date with a bloke but has dated literally MILLIONS (minus a substantial amount) of girls such as the time he seemed to do a tour of all the romantic spots in the UK with pop star Taylor Swift. Remember that?"
Openly? hum hum.
BI reposted on Dlisted:
"If there is one thing that publicists never tire of, it’s a staged photo.
Now, we’re not talking about the typical photo of a fake couple on the red carpet, or walking down the street holding hands, or sharing a meal at a public restaurant.
No, the best staged photos aren’t taken in public. The best ones replicate private moments, the ones that you aren’t supposed to see! They are meant to tell a secret story, one where the viewer fantasizes about what happens next.
A good example of this is a photo of a young male star on the floor, entangled with his girlfriend in a loving and “spontaneous” embrace. Of course, everybody has their clothes on, and their faces are cleverly obscured, but the publicists know that you will figure out who this clandestine couple is based on his tattoo… and what comes next based on their position.
Are you buying the hetero image they are trying to give him? Well, you shouldn’t. Because the girl in the photo isn’t the true love of his life. (Blind Gossip)"
Michael K's reply:
[quote]Harry Styles. Exhibit: EVERYTHING! But if he’s trying to prove he’s straight with this picture, he should’ve probably done a different pose, because it looks like she’s about to peg him missionary-style.
Sorry, here's the link to the faux spontaneous pic.
oh nice, another boyband that we can play the game: Who is the...
-extreme boarded up closeted one?
-pretty sure he's straight one?
for nsync it's: Lance, Joey, Justin, JC, Chris
not sure for 1d, don't know them well enough