Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction (don’t ask me their names) are the cover boys for the September issue of GQ UK. GQ UK actually did something rather cool, I thought – they did individual head-shot covers for each One Direction guy, and then a group shot inside. I mean, as far as I’m concerned, Harry Styles is the only 1D guy worth gossiping about, but I realize that 1D fans have their favorites, so it’s nice to see the guys get individual covers.
But of course, the 1D fans are going absolutely INSANE about the covers, and not in a good way. 1D fans are sending death threats to the editors of GQ UK, most of the threats coming in from Twitter, of course. Can you guess what set them off? It’s Harry’s cover line: “He’s up all night to get lucky”. Oh, the flat-out RAGE about that cover line. Apparently, the tender bunnies that make up 1D fandom thought that GQ UK was making Harry sound like a “whore” and the fans are gearing up to “punch those sluts” at GQ. The tweets are really crazy – go here to read some more.
As for the actual interview… again, I only really care about Harry. Harry discussed the “rumors” that he’s in a bisexual relationship with a DJ named Nick Grimshaw and so much more:
When asked about the Grimshaw rumors: “What rumours would they be?” Pressed to address speculation that he and Nick, 28, were lovers, Styles replied, “Oh, really? I didn’t even know. We’re not dating, no. We’re just friends.”
On rumors of his hookups in general: “Some of them are funny. 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.”
How many people has Harry slept with? “It’s definitely less than 100… Yes, lower than 50… I’m not doing this! You’re cornering me!” But the singer eventually conceded when told he was a ‘rock star’ and asked if it would be less than ten people. “Yes. Two people. I’ve only ever had sex with two people. That’s my answer. Read from it what you will!”
His answer about the bisexual rumors is great. Truly! I admire the way he handled that – not angry, not derogatory, not strident. I feel like he’s genuinely not offended that some people think he’s gay/bisexual. It’s a brave new world for pop stars and their sexuality, and it’s nice to see him reflect that. As for the whole “Harry’s only slept with two people” thing… bulls—t. He’s been “romantically involved” with Caroline Flack and Taylor Swift, and you can bet that there are plenty more. I don’t know why he would lie about it when he could just as easily said “None of your business.”
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and GQ UK.