Harry Styles’ sexuality was discussed in the Better Homes and Gardens interview

Although the magazine has featured celebrities like Brooke Shields and Marie Kondo in the past, editor Stephen Orr has addressed the notable divergence in content and tone, citing Styles’ album as the reason.

“[Harry’s House] is the result of his being grounded during the pandemic lockdown and all the creative breakthroughs he uncovered – something many of us can relate to.

“Our theme is usually fabric patterns and paint colors, but like styles, we know that it’s the heart and soul of a house that makes it a home.”

What did we learn in the interview?

The profile offers a first glimpse of what fans can expect from the new album: “intimate” reflections on the idea of ​​home (both physical and otherwise) and cottagecore lyrics about “sitting in the garden” and “maple syrup, coffee, pancakes.” for two”.

Styles also opened up about his time at One Direction, saying he felt trapped by “cleanliness clauses” in contracts that restricted his behavior and that he was being spied on by the toxic tabloid of the time.

Though he points out it’s worse for women (he reviews Britney Spears, for example), Styles bemoans the way the media made him feel entitled to his private life at a young age.

“[I felt] I’m ashamed of the idea that people even know I’m having sex, let alone with whom,” he says.

Though he’s now more comfortable with his relationship with sex, love and intimacy, he says he’s still very cautious about what he shares publicly. He sees the expectation (and pressure) to share his sexuality, for example, as “obsolete.”

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“I’ve been very open about it with my friends, but that’s my personal experience; it belongs to me.

“The whole point of where we should go, which is to accept everyone and be more open, is that it doesn’t matter, and it’s about not labeling everything, not clarifying what boxes you tick.”

Will people stop asking Styles about his sexuality now?

Mmm… probably not.

Styles has faced explicit questions about his sexuality and gender identity over the past decade. In 2013 he told GQ he’s “pretty sure” he’s not bisexual. In the years since, however, he has expressed his distaste for labels of all kinds.

Styles is known for his gender-biased fashion and he also often waves proud flags on stage at his shows. Most fans love that and ask for nothing more from him. Some are a bit curious but generally respectful. And others are skeptical about queerbaiting or exploiting appearances of queerness.

It’s unlikely these questions will go away entirely in the wake of a new album due out on May 20 and a world tour. But this is a good opportunity to question the media’s obsession with the topic.

Alternatively, you can take this opportunity to stare at the occasionally rushed and increasingly nude photos of Styles in the English countryside. That’s okay too.

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