One Direction member Harry Styles is being forced to dodge gay rumors once again. Speculation of Styles being gay has surfaced once again after the boy band member was rumored to be in a gay relationship with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, who is already out of the closet. However, Styles denied being in a relationship with Grimshaw and the 1D member said that he is not gay or bisexual.
Speaking to GQ Magazine, Styles called the gay rumors "annoying" and the One Direction member insisted that he is straight. "We're just friends," said Styles. "Bisexual? Me? I don't think so."
Last year, Styles dodged rumors that he was in a gay relationship with fellow One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. However, both Styles and Tomlinson slammed the gay rumors and said it was affecting the way they interacted with each other. "This is a subject that was funny at first, but is now hard to deal with as I am in a relationship," said Tomlinson. "We want to joke around, but there seems to be a different rumor every time we do anything. I act the same way with Harry as I do any of the other boys."
Whether Styles is gay or not, the One Direction singer seems to be comfortable with homosexuality. Earlier this month, he spoke out against the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church when the group protested outside of a 1D show with "God Hates F*gs" signs. "Despite the company outside, I believe in equal rights for everyone," said Styles. "I think God loves all. Thanks for coming to the show though."
Unfortunately, the gay rumors facing Styles and other One Direction band members seem to show no signs of slowing down. Rumors started that 1D members Liam Payne and Zayn Malik were dating after the music video for their song "Best Song Ever," was released, in which Malik dresses as a girl and Payne "plays gay." Last month, Styles kissed Malik on the cheek in a promo video for their new fragrance, "One Moment."
Their competition has even gotten in on the gay rumors. Fellow British boy band The Wanted added fuel to the fire when singer Max George said he wouldn't be surprised if Tomlinson came out as gay and declared that he would be the first member of 1D to do so. The Wanted's Tom Parker also tweeted Tomlinson and wrote: "I'll enjoy the press even more when you come clean. #narnia #itgetsbetter."