Has One Direction’s Harry Styles finally come out?
Fans are thinking that may be the case after the now-solo star made a speech at the end of his final show.
He said: ‘We’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?’
Throughout the tour, Styles has been supporting the LGBTI community. He has waved rainbow flags and gave special shout outs to LGBTI fans.
He began reading fan signs at Inglewood’s The Forum on 14 July.
It read: ‘I’m gay. And I love you’.
The Sign of the Times singer replied, ‘I love you too’.
He walked down the stage, and thanked the fan for attending. He added: ‘I mean, we’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?’
” We’re all a little bit gay” – Harry Styles 2018.
— The Kings Updates. (@UpdatesHL) July 15, 2018
The 17,500 strong crowd erupted in cheers as he made the announcement.
Earlier this week, the One Direction star helped a fan come out to her mom mid-show.
After speaking to a fan named Grace, Styles asked the crowd to address the mother as they bellowed: ‘Tina, she’s gay!’
Styles has long teased fans about the possibility that his sexuality might be fluid.
Fans often wondered whether he and bandmate Louis Tomlinson were attracted to each other, giving them the ‘ship’ name ‘Larry’.
Tomlinson shut it down, a lot, on social media.
‘Larry is the biggest load of bullshit I’ve ever heard,’ he tweeted in 2012. ‘I’m happy why can’t you accept that.’
However, Styles remained quiet.
The question of his sexuality came up again when he debuted the song Medicine on tour.
‘The boys and the girls are in, I mess around with him, and I’m OK with it,’ the lyrics go.
Fans react to Harry Styles and his ‘announcement’
Some fans did criticize Styles for improper language.
‘That’s called bisexuality,’ one fan said. ‘Can you take the LGBT community out of your mouth to sell and stop pretending to be an ally? Thanks.’
However, most fans were very excited by Styles’ announcement.
‘My balls exploded,’ one said.
‘Tonight I am the happiest bitch on planet Earth,’ another said.