Billy Porter Expresses Regret For Attacking Harry Styles’ Historic Vogue Cover

Billy Porter Apologizes To Harry Styles

He'd come to clarify and apologize for his statement.

Billy Porter recently made news when he publicly chastised Harry Styles and, in particular, Vogue magazine for releasing a cover with the singer dressed up in a gown.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

During an interview with Britain’s Sunday Times, he also lambasted the publication for using a “straight white man” as the face of non-binary fashion choices on the cover.

Well it was back in November 2020, when the former member of One Direction made history by being the first male to feature solo on the cover of Vogue. Not only that, but the move made even more of an impact since Styles wore a full-length gown, which added to the historical importance.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it,” Porter remarked at the time. “I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but … 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 place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars,” and “All [Styles] has to do is be white and straight.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Recently, the Pose star addressed his comments during a recent interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, saying he had nothing against the musician.

“Harry Styles, I apologize to you for having your name in my mouth. It’s not about you. The conversation is not about you,” he stated. “The conversation is actually deeper than that. It is about the systems of oppression and erasure of people of color who contribute to the culture.”

“Now, that’s a lot to unpack. I’m willing to unpack it, sans the dragging and cancel culture of the internet, because I do not now, nor will ever, adjudicate my life or humanity in sound bites on social media. So when you’re ready to have the real conversation, call a bitch. OK? I’m ready to have it!”

“I’m sorry, Harry. I didn’t mean no harm. I’m a gay man. We like Harry, he’s cute!” Porter concluded his words in a softer tone, as he always does, with his trademark humor.

Reactions to Billy Porter Expresses Regret For Attacking Harry Styles' Historic Vogue Cover

this being completely one sided is sending me harry didn’t even take part😭

@hardliqueur

all the one sided beef is funny , harry never retaliates and yet here we are !

@hrrysbunnie

he’s having a convo with himself at this point

@hbwsos

the thing is billy wasn’t even wrong but by phrasing what he said the way he did the focus went on him being somewhat rude instead of to the problem he was trying to address

@neonsignshslot

mans who are you talking to he doesnt give a shit what u have to say?

@haIosgoldrush

the whole conflict and resolution

@tbslaudeline

I can tell you for free Harry probably didn't even know he spoke about him in the first place

@Harrys_grace

he didn't need to apologize whatsoever, he's right👨🏽‍🦯

@coochiefag

Ohhh funny idk what to feel 😭😭😭😂 harry hasnt even said anything

@temptressoleil

he is apologizing to the wrong person bc harry does not give a shit this was completely one sided in that aspect, he should be apologizing to everyone he erased when he claimed he started the non binary fashion conversation

@butterflyhoax

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