Billy Porter is again to slamming Harry Kinds for being the primary man featured in a costume on a Vogue cowl — resurfacing outdated gripes … and taking down Anna Wintour whereas he is at it.
The actor, who’s homosexual, dished to the Telegraph about his drawback with Harry being tapped because the poster boy of genderfluid/non-binary trend again in 2020 — which, on the time, kicked up plenty of controversy and opinions … together with some fiery ones from Billy himself.
You would possibly recall … Billy mentioned he was truly the catalyst for the men-in-dresses pattern that is been percolating in Hollywood of late — and lamented the truth that HS was picked over him.
He added, “He doesn’t care, he’s just doing it because it’s the thing to do. This is politics for me. This is my life. I had to fight my entire life to get to the palace where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned down. All he has to do is be white and straight.”
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After that, Billy apologized on the ‘Late Present,’ telling Stephen Colbert he did not imply to soiled up Harry’s title together with his opinion — and that the dialog was greater than simply him.
Now, after greater than 2 years … BP is re-airing his grievances, and he is once more insisting Harry is, in actual fact, straight — regardless of HS having but to publicly label himself or his sexuality.
Billy says, “It’s not Harry Styles’s fault that he happens to be white and cute and straight and fit into the infrastructure that way. That’s why he’s on the cover. Non-binary blah blah blah blah. No. It doesn’t feel good to me. You’re using my community — or your people are using my community — to elevate you. You haven’t had to sacrifice anything.”
In different phrases, Billy is echoing long-standing queerbaiting claims Harry has endured for years now. Many argue he performs coy about his sexuality — particularly in terms of his trend sensibilities — to cater to the LGBTQ+ group. Based mostly on his relationship historical past, although … it looks like the dude’s strictly into the women. That is actually the way it seems, anyway.
Billy will get one final dig at Vogue’s EIC … alleging that within the lead-up to Harry’s cowl problem, she approached Billy and requested for his recommendation on advancing fashion pioneers within the LGBTQ+ group, and BP says he responded with this … “That bitch said to me at the end, ‘How can we do better?’ And I was so taken off guard that I didn’t say what I should have said.”
He provides, “Use your power as Vogue to uplift the voices of the leaders of this de-gendering of fashion movement.” Not lengthy after, she went and tapped Harry … and Billy’s nonetheless fuming.