Harry Styles has responded to the abuse that people close to him, including his girlfriend Olivia Wilde, have received online, saying: “It clearly doesn’t make me feel comfortable.”
The 28-year-old former One Direction star has been in a relationship with director Wilde, 38, since she invited him to star in her upcoming psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling.
Speaking to Rolling Stone as part of the cover, he described Twitter as “a bad storm of people trying to be mean to everyone” and acknowledged the way some people on the internet are being treated. poor with his best friend and partner.
He told the publication that even with the lines he has set between his public and private life, sometimes “others blur the line for you”.
Addressing his popularity pressure on relationships, he said, “You can imagine going on a second date with someone and saying, ‘OK, there’s a corner to it. , and they’ll say this, and it’ll be really crazy, and they’ll be really mean, and it’s not real… But anyway, what do you want to eat?’
“Obviously a hard feeling being around me means you’re in a corner of Twitter or something.
“I just want to sing. I don’t want to get involved in that if I’m going to hurt people like that.”
Wilde told Rolling Stone that Styles fans are “deeply loving people”.
But she added: “What I don’t understand about the cruelty you’re referring to is that kind of toxic negativity that’s the antithesis of Harry, and everything he puts out there.
“Personally, I don’t believe that the hateful energy defines his fan base at all. Most of them are true champions of kindness.”
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Styles, who in recent years has adopted androgynous and non-binary fashion styles, also addressed public speculation about his gender.
He said: “Sometimes people say, ‘You only go public with women,’ and I don’t think I went public with anyone.
“If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.”
Along with Don’t Worry Darling, Styles is also starring in the film My Policeman alongside Emma Corrin, where he plays an officer caught up in a complicated love triangle set in the 1950s.
Corrin, who won a Golden Globe for her role as Diana, Princess of Wales in Netflix’s The Crown, plays his wife Marion, a teacher, while David Dawson plays museum curator Patrick, whom the staff member His object falls in love.
Styles said he doesn’t see the film as simply a “gay story”, but rather a story about love and “wasted time”.
He said: “Obviously it’s pretty confusing now to think, ‘Oh, you can’t be gay. It’s illegal’.
“I think everyone, myself included, has had your own journey to understanding sex and getting more comfortable with it.
“It’s not like ‘This is a gay story about these people being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time for me. “
He also mentioned whether his acting tendencies are long-lasting, adding, “I don’t imagine I’ll be in a movie for a while.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/harry-styles-addresses-online-abuse-aimed-at-his-girlfriend-olivia-wilde-41928914.html Harry Styles addresses online abuse aimed at girlfriend Olivia Wilde