Harry Styles has staunchly defended gay rights and said he thinks “men, women, gay people, straight people” should all be “equal”.
The One Direction star was interviewed on French TV show ‘Quotidian’ earlier this week and insisted sexual orientation and gender are “fundamental” issues and should not be defined by politics.
The ‘Sign of the Times’ singer didn’t mean to get into a conversation about gender and politics and when the host asked about the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, Harry avoided the question and insisted he doesn’t talk about politics in public.
However, the host changed tactic, and quickly said: “But you’re in favor of equality: men, woman, gay people, straight people … that’s politics.”
Harry, 23, responded: “That doesn’t feel like politics to me. Stuff like equality feels much more fundamental. I feel like everyone should be equal. That doesn’t feel like politics to me.”
A pretty good answer, we think.
Harry has relationships with a string of famous women including fellow pop star Taylor Swift, supermodel Nadine Leopold, TV presenter Caroline Flack and ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star Kendall Jenner and his romance with Taylor was even said to have inspired her hit album ‘1989’.
However, he’s been a huge supporter of the LGBT community and even danced on stage with a Pride flag.
And the pop star previously said being “female” is not “an important trait” in order to get a date with him.
In an interview with On Demand Entertainment (ODE) in 2014, the host asked questions to One Direction from their fans on Twitter and when one asked what are “four important traits you would look for in a girl” Liam Payne said “female” as his first answer.
Harry shook his head and said: “Not that important,” instead opting for a “sense of humour”.
Elsewhere,his first solo single ‘Sign Of The Times’ hit No1 in the UK earlier this month and we can’t wait to hear his full self-titled debut album, which will be released on 12 May.