Harry Styles covers GQ UK: ‘I’ve only ever had sex with two people, that’s my answer’

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!”

[From Contact Music and Metro]

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.

 

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    The most interesting thing about their GQ cover is their crazy ass fans reaction to it. I think GQ even tweeted about how they’re getting death threats and stuff for portraying the 1D boys as less than their squeaky clean *giggle snort* selves.

  2. Leah says:

    Zayn is by far the best looking one. Harry looks like a little girl.

  3. Spooks says:

    My little sister LOVES them so she made me watch interviews. And even if they sing crappy pop songs like Justin Bieber, they seem genuinely nice and down to earth. Nothing like the spitting brat supreme. I like them even if their music is not my cup of tea.
    He handled the bisexual rumors very maturely.

  4. Elodie says:

    “Yes. Two people. I’ve only ever had sex with two people. That’s my answer. Read from it what you will!”

    Harry no Style… Opens mouth, inserts foot.

    But on the other hand I think he is joking and said that on purpose to spark a debate.

    • Monty says:

      Actually he is being very smart. One direction and especially Harry is marketted as sexually ambigous. Its pretty obvious why; there are two types of fans. One that likes their fantasy bf to be straight in real life because maybe, just maybe he could fall for you, lol. It is for this camp that his publicists are forever dropping Mrs Robinson tales in tge tabloids.

      The second camp cant abide the thought of their fantasy guy with another female, even if she is older ergo supposedly less threatening. Its much easier to accept that two bandmembers are madly in love and being closetted by their management. This camp dismisses the rumors of older women as part of a bearding conspiracy. Oh and according to cannon of this particular fandom, Harry has only been in two serious relationships, both same sex. 1) With Louis his bandmate and 2) With DJ Nick Grimshaw who is openly gay.

      So now do you see what Harry is doing with the “had sex with only 2 people, MAKE OF THAT WHAT YOU WILL”, quote? Hes stirring the hornets nest. Whatever his orientation, he (read as His Handlers) know that the sexuality issue feeds his fandom. Harry will never clarify, not until their 15 minutes of fame are up. Until then expect wink wink hints and ambigous answers to this question.

  5. AllyUK says:

    He’s obviously kidding about sleeping with 2 people, that’s how I read it anyway, better than coming across as snotty, it’s a fine line these young popstars have to walk. I can’t believe a journalist would ask such outrageously personal question!

  6. Sixer says:

    Oh my goodness! Those tweets! How did I miss that? No 1D on my Twitter. It must be um… either too classy or too jurassic. Probably the latter.

    British pop stars seem to enjoy having their sexuality questioned or gossipped about. It’s a shame that actors don’t seem to have reached a place where they’re allowed to chill the chill out about it, too.

  7. Haley says:

    none of them are attractive and I can’t wait for their popularity to fade.

  8. Little Darling says:

    Hmmm, he’s 19. Maybe he has only had traditional sex with two people. I don’t find it all too hard to believe. He doesn’t strike me as a womanizer.

    Now, oral sex on the other hand…hot dog in a gals mouth doesn’t always get accounted for with sex. :)

    ETA: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-ultimate-collection-of-gay-one-directions-gifs

    It’s clear the group doesn’t really care much about loving on each other either, or what the press says.

    • Monty says:

      One direction really played up the homoerotic angle earlier on. Ofcourse thats hardly new, plenty of boybands have done the same (see McFly), its simple marketting. Most 1 direction fans would rather see Louis and Harry flirting on stage than hear about Louis and his gf Eleanor.

  9. aims says:

    This guy is able to get so much p***y it’s not even funny. Overall, I think he’s a decent guy. He’s handled his fame well, and he’s always sold himself as he is who he is.

    He’s a guy in his very early 20′s (I think.) Of course he’s taking advantage of what he has. On a related note. I heard he likes older women, and I would gladly go there. He’s hot and he looks a little dirty and I love them a little dirty!

    *sulking away feeling ashamed*

    • Badirene says:

      Aims I am right there with you,he is cheeky/dirty. I think he looks like a young Mick Jagger. Mick Jagger is too old for me and Harry Styles is too young for me, its a damn shame I tell ya! I am so ashamed of myself.

      • Dee says:

        Young mick was rock’n'roll personified. These guys are a manifactured teen band from a talent show, they have the same audience as Justin Bieber. I dont see the comparison AT ALL.

      • Cyndi says:

        And *I* didn’t scroll far enough either. Said the exact same thing about the Mick Jagger resemblance. Looks a LOT like a young Mick!
        And today it isn’t about “rock n’ roll” anymore, unfortunately. They are what kids today want. Hot, sexually ambiguous, and make the music they like now. I’ll admit, until this song they have out now, there hasn’t been one with airplay that I haven’t danced my ass off to in my car!!! (o;

    • j.eyre says:

      aims! I have not “seen” you in so long – how are you, darling?

      I got lazy and did not scroll down far enough to see your post, my apologies. Please see my response to Sixer.

      I concur.

      • aims says:

        J.eyre!! Doing well, love. Been busy, as life goes. Good to “see” you as well.

      • Hannah1 says:

        Cyndi with all due respect, that’s bullshit. . There are plenty of rock bands around today. You must not keep up. There were pop bands and manufactured bands around in the 60′x too. Beatles were pop. And the stones were. Obviously non of them were manufactured like 1d. These guys don’t even write their own songs. Buts even in the 60′s there were svengalis like simon Cowell. Who plucked some kids from obscurity gave some good songs and made them into popstars for a hot minute. 1d is simply the latest in this long line of manufactured bands.

  10. Bijlee says:

    Yeah I don’t need to know this. The journalist should not have asked. I can’t think about 1D as anything beyond cute; otherwise, I feel reallllly skeevy and smarmy.

    His fans are batsh*t crazy. This is ridiculous. Fan groups are psychotic.

  11. fabgrrl says:

    He’s only 19 years old. If he were an average 19 year old guy, two sex partners wouldn’t be out of the ordinary.

  12. Lucy says:

    I wish he would have just said “none of your business” and just leave it there. I’m not a 1D fan, but he’s the one I like the most. I don’t think the way the media usually portraits him (a womanizer and a douche) matches the way he really is. To me, he seems like an actually decent guy, who hasn’t let fame nor crazy fan girls affect him. Bieber’s got nothing on him.

  13. Nan says:

    I love Harry. I’m one of those way too old for this crap women, who has fallen like a ton of bricks for Harry.
    Oh wow, if you read the interview the interviewer literally is pressuring him to answer the question about how many women he has slept with. You have to see the questions because he handled it well. The way it’s presented here, makes it sound like he was being flippant when he was just trying to get the interviewer off his back.

  14. Shauna says:

    I really admire the way he handled the ‘are you gay’ question. There’s nothing wrong with being gay and he really showed that. Classy!

  15. Granolapiglet says:

    The pic with all of the guys is strangely homoerotic. I like!

  16. Dee says:

    I am all about Zayn. Harry does nothing for me he is way too girlie.

  17. Mo says:

    Me thinks the devil is in the details. He says “had sex with..” I guess it depends on his definition of sex.

  18. The Original Tiffany says:

    All these upset girls-they are aware that “He’s up all night to get lucky” is a daft punk song, right?

  19. LadyRay says:

    Spare. When will this group disappear?

  20. ClaireB says:

    Reminds me of a Samantha Jones quotes “Gee , I was only asking if that seat was taken.”

  21. Lulu says:

    If he says it’s two, then it’s two. No point in not believing him.

  22. Their fans are still terrifying, also they randomly HATE this cover:

    http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2013-07/30/one-direction-gq-covers-most-terrifying-responses

    Edit: oops, ignore, I somehow missed the link in the post :)

  23. linlin says:

    There is no way he did not know about the Grimshaw rumours, there was speculation for so long and the press increasingly mentioned it openly. Especially after the Brits. A friend of them was asked on a popular talkshow about it. Nick Grimshaw was asked. Harry was as far as I know never asked directly, but there were references. For example, when talking about fanfic with One Direction Matt Edmondson said something like “yes, fanfics about you and Nick Grimshaw on a rollercoaster touching each other”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMaI-8vSGoc. When doing “call or delete” with Grimshaw (where people have to prank call somebody) Styles said that Grimshaw should tell their friend that he (Grimshaw) was in love with him (Styles) and unsure if it was mutual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDWYNVxnnIY. You don’t do that and then be surprised that people were thinking that there is something going on.
    I am sure that he is aware of them but neither wanted to give them more fuel nor treat it as something bad, so probably he (and his team)decided to play it this way. And I think it was the right decision, but I just can’t imagine that he really didn’t know.

  24. Suzy says:

    He said he didn’t THINK he was bisexual (something he should probably know by now) but he never denied being gay.

    Also the tag line is total bullshit: “it’s less than 100″. Um yeah, more like 2…his bandmate Louis Tomlinson & some girl when he was 15

  25. Mhmm says:

    He handled the gay question superbly. He reminds me SO MUCH of a young mick jagger. I like the whole band as silly as it is :p

  26. Claudia says:

    It may be one of those things where you give a half truth by being literal? Like, he only had “sex” with 2 people but “made love” to x amount of people? etc. etc. In any case, doesn’t matter… he’s my favorite of the bunch. Lots of personality.

  27. Hannah1 says:

    They have horrible music and even Bieber has more natural talent. That said zayn is gorgeous and the other guys seem like nice guys.

  28. blaize says:

    Meh. He could be telling the truth- he’s a guy. He has no reason to lie and say he’s had sex with less women than he actually has- he won’t be called trash or subjected to other sexist, dehumanizing comments just for having sex with three or more people.

    I also like the mature way he handled the bisexual rumors. It’s sad that in our homophobic culture, people assume that a guy can’t have a friendship with another guy or do anything that isn’t considered ‘traditionally masculine’ without his sexual orientation being questioned. Being gay (or being a girl) is used as an insult to guys.

  29. purpleunicorn says:

    There is no need for someone to discuss the number of partners they’ve had, especially not with the public.

    I also get irked with famous people who talk about having a low number of partners, as if they are somehow morally superior to everyone else.

  30. Meanchick says:

    Two people and their names are left and right.

  31. These kids have top-notch PR. The first two comments were brilliant. I think he should have left the third with a “You know, I don’t think it’s classy or relevant to talk about number of partners.” From Monty’s post above, I understand he was trying to be provocative, but I didn’t think he needed to be.

  32. Elena says:

    You think he is lying?? Why would he lie? He is only 19 maybe he doesn’t like the whole sex thing and he never said he has only had sex 2 times he has only done it with 2 people he could have done it all the time no one even knows and I don’t understand why people care. Honestly only giving my opinion.

  33. Ella says:

    People actually still think his relationships with Taylor & Caroline were real? lol

    Yesterday this kid whispered to his bandmate on stage that one food he would refuse to eat is /pussy/, and people still think he’s straight…

    • Ari says:

      Are you basing a dudes preference on if he likes to eat a woman out? Like seriously? I am a bi-woman – have you ever tried it? It can be a real sobering experience let me tell you LOL regardless I do think he might be in a relationship with one of his bandmates the one in the upper right of the image and he probably is watching what he says out of respect but thats just me and I am on tumblr. A LOT. I dont follow these boys at all but its hard to avoid them.

      • Ella says:

        No, but there are so many more things like that which he said/does, and people still think he’s straight. at this point i think he can shout it from the rooftops and people will still think he’s a ‘womanizer’ and he dates every girl he talks to.

    • Suzy says:

      Yeah…there’s loads of evidence to show he’s gay but people are blind to what they see