Fans React to Harry Styles' New Song 'Medicine' & Call It a 'Bisexual Anthem'
Fans of Harry Styles have been speculating for years that the singer may be queer. While Styles has never publicly stated whether or not he is LGBTQ, fans have used context clues and in songs and interviews as evidence of the pop star’s alleged queerness.
During a live performance on Tuesday night, Styles debuted an unreleased song called “Medicine,” and one set of lyrics in particular has his fans in a whirlwind. In a verse, Styles appears to sing “The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I'm OK with it." (The exact lyric is unclear from the clip, and some have fans have also interpreted the second line to be "I mess around a bit").
Twitter users immediately called the song a bisexual anthem, claiming that these lyrics confirm the singer’s sexuality. However, Styles has said in previous interviews that he does not feel the need to label his sexuality. “Everyone should just be who they want to be,” he said. “It's tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”
Still, that did not prevent fans from claiming Styles as their new queer icon. Here are just a few of Billboard Pride’s favorite fan reactions to Harry Styles’ new song “Medicine.”
The lyrics of Medicine by @Harry_Styles have me ------— troye sivan (@troyesivan) March 13, 2018
HARRY STYLES A BISEXUAL? GUESS HE GOES IN MORE THAN ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!! GOODBYE.— mat whitehead (@matwhi) March 14, 2018
Harry Styles was only 23 when he wrote the bi anthem Medicine https://t.co/coXX7gjyjK— --. (@boysonfiIm) March 13, 2018
I am:— ainhoa touched Harry's hand -- (@nhtomars) March 12, 2018
○ a relationship
○ just sex
● the studio version of Medicine by Harry Styles
why is everyone freaking out that Harry Styles is bi? like we BEEN knew that he was a lil gay pic.twitter.com/aSVVBqx8sR— hailie xcx (@tropicodelrey) March 13, 2018
“the boys and the girls are here, i mess around with him, and i’m okay with it”— ari the useless gay (@emptyskv) March 13, 2018
this is the new bi anthem, thank you harry styles pic.twitter.com/xh76WhnxMd
lyrics from harry styles unreleased song he’s doin at new gigs now can we please accept him as the bi icon he was always meant to be pic.twitter.com/7HP7a7nURT— ray (@cry_baby94) March 13, 2018
harry styles: is bi— raye (@RAYELATABLE) March 13, 2018
lgbt community: saved
Me logging on to iTunes to buy Harry Styles album after finding out he’s bi. pic.twitter.com/UQxKaG0axw— Kamye West (@Kammy_G_) March 15, 2018
guys 20gayteen provides another bi anthem whew i love harry bicon styles pic.twitter.com/4IZmXk3XBN— shei (@minorusdeans) March 15, 2018
“Harry Styles might be bi”— sals (@salslikesfilms) March 15, 2018
The gays : pic.twitter.com/dsywejEFvT