Harry Styles explained why he didn’t put a label on his sexual orientation, and thinks the concept is ‘obsolete’ 2022-04-26 16:24:16

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“This is my personal experience; it is my experience.”

In a new interview with Better Homes & GardensHarry spoke about why his sexuality was not flagged – and how it felt to maintain a private life as a member of One-way.

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In the interview, Harry discussed the “cleanliness clauses” of his contract as a member of One Direction – which means if he gets out of line in the company’s eyes, his career will effectively be over.

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He said, “For a long time, I felt like the only thing I had was my sex life. I was so ashamed about it, ashamed of the idea that people knew I was having sex, let alone who.”

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“But I guess I got where I was, so why am I ashamed? I’m a lonely 26-year-old man; it’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m having sex.’”

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The stress of keeping a private life was so intense that when he found out that his current contract with Colombia didn’t include any “cleanliness clauses,” he broke down in tears. “I felt free,” he said.

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Harry also talked about why he didn’t want to tag his sexuality while discussing it in public.

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“I’ve been really open with my friends, but that’s my personal experience; it’s my experience,” he said, while referring to the concept of one’s classification of gender as being “outdated.”

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“The whole point of where we have to go, accepting everyone and being more open, is that it doesn’t matter, and it’s about not having to label everything, not having to check the boxes you’re checking.”

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Read the full interview here.

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