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Billy Porter Blasts Vogue For Harry Styles Cover

Singer/actor Billy Porter has admitted that he “doesn’t feel good” about Harry Styles becoming Vogue’s first male cover star.

Not the first time the avant-garde 53-year old American has been vociferous about the former One Direction star being the first male to appear on the cover of the iconic fashion mag, Porter previously stated that he (Billy) had “changed the game” regarding breaking gender norms. 

During a recent interview with The Telegraph, the Pose star recalled doing a question and answer session with Vogue editor Anna Wintour months prior to the cover reveal, stating:

“That b**ch 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.” wishing that he replied “Use your power as Vogue to uplift the voices of the leaders of this de-gendering of fashion movement… Six months later, Harry Styles is the first man on the cover.”

Confirming that he sent Styles flowers after initially blasting the cover, the openly Gay celebrity insisted that he doesn’t blame the British pop star, who is known for his bold, androgynous style, adding

“It’s not Harry Styles’s fault that he happens to be white and cute and straight and fit into the infrastructure that way… I call out the gatekeepers.” “(Harry is) white and he’s straight. 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.”

The actor then acknowledged that he was not “the first” to push the boundaries in terms of gender stereotypes in Hollywood, giving a nod to stars like David Bowie. 

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Author: Saul Goode

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