Slow Your Roll: No, the New Harry Styles Song Doesn’t Necessarily Mean He’s Bi
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At least three major gay websites have begun questioning whether former One Direction singer Harry Styles is bisexual because of the recently articulated lyrics of his unreleased song, Medicine, which the 24-year-old singer performed at a recent European concert. But these Harry Styles bisexual claims are perhaps overstated. After all, a singer’s lyrics aren’t always about themselves per se.
Medicine‘s telltale bi lyrics (which had been mumbled in Styles’ previous performances) say, “The boys and the girls are here, I mess around with them, and I’m okay with it. I’m coming down, I figured out I kinda like it, and when I sleep i’m gonna dream of how you tasted.”
The lyrics have since gotten Twitter fans to proclaim Styles as a queer man, but perhaps that’s a bit like calling Glee actor Kevin McHale gay just because he posted a picture of himself holding another man’s hand — it’s premature at worst and wishful thinking at best.
Here is a video of the alleged Harry Styles bisexual song, Medicine:
In an interview last May, the former One Direction singer said he “never felt the need” to label his sexuality, adding, “I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”
But like, McHale, Styles has long showed support for the LGBTQ community.
Back in 2014, he showed his support for out NFL star Michael Sam. When One Direction performed in Missouri — the player’s home state and home for Sam’s team, the St. Louis Rams — Styles stepped out for the show in Sam’s Rams jersey, to cheers from the crowd.
One year later, he donned a rainbow flag during another concert, something he also did in September 2017.
In an April 2017, a French television talk show host asked whether or not Styles is “in favor of equality of rights, men, women, gay people, straight people.”
Styles responded, “That doesn’t feel like politics to me. Stuff like equality feels much more fundamental. I feel like everyone is equal. That doesn’t feel like politics to me.”
He also voiced his support for gay and trans people during a 2017 live performance.
All of these things are great, but, like his lyrics, they don’t necessarily mean he’s bisexual. We get that there are so few openly bisexual male celebrities that we’re hungry for one, but don’t start feasting before Styles officially announces the meal, eh?
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