Harry Styles Backlash For Comments About Gay Sex In Film

In the interview, Harry opened up about fame, music and even more sensitive topics – in particular, the queerbaiting allegations that have surfaced online over the past few years, calling it “stupid”.

Harry also talked about starring in the next film, my policeman, where he plays a museum curator who falls in love with a policeman in the 1950s – a time when homosexuality was criminalized.

When asked about it, Harry said: “It’s obviously quite incomprehensible now to think, ‘Oh, you can’t be gay. It was illegal. I think everyone, including me herself, has her own journey to understanding sexuality and feeling more comfortable with it.”

“It’s not like, ‘This is a gay story about these guys who are gay.’ It’s all about love and wasted time for me. A lot of the gay sex in the movie is two guys indulging in it, and that kind of takes away from the tenderness. There will be, j imagine, people watching it who were alive and well back in the days when it was illegal to be gay, and [Michael] wanted to show that he is tender, loving and sensitive.”

The comment about gay sex in the film – and how it’s just “two guys getting into it” – didn’t sit well with people, who called out the singer.

(watch gay sex movie) man these guys really go for it………… https://t.co/T6q3waTutk

Joseph Okpako/WireImage/Getty/Via Twitter: @capybaroness

@IndieWire It’s so funny because queer cinema is mostly about endearment and nostalgia, since, you know, we weren’t allowed to show positive queer portrayal in the media for a few decades. It’s totally cool if your movie doesn’t get hot and steamy, but… (1/)


Twitter: @jr_turtlehat

@capybaroness So much gay sex in movies is only about gay men having sex. The goal of my new movie is to have all the cache that gay sex has to offer without any of the gross stuff like men fucking each other


Twitter: @officerpatriot

The backlash has actually become a huge meme. Here are some of the most viral tweets to come out of the controversy:

harry styles when he finds out gay guys are fucking each other instead of just wearing lousy outfit jumpsuits and painting their nails pink together https://t.co/HnDea65LjY

A24; Joseph Okpako/WireImage/Getty/Via Twitter: @tyongbbI

Last thing I’ll say about this and I’ll be done – you haven’t heard Daniel Radcliffe do all that when he got wheeled hard and got wet like Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings (2013 ), he bit the pillow, walked his caboose and SHUT UP! Learn from this!!!


Twitter: @MediumSizeMeech

So yes, of all that – we have a new meme. Harry hasn’t commented on the backlash, but we’ll update you if he does.

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