“It’s also about the female orgasm, but that’s not relevant.”
-Harry Styles talking about Watermelon Sugar in Nashville, Tennessee
(Nashville is where the song was written back in 2017, right after he sang Girl Crush on the BBC in August. Also, Nashville was the first show he sang Girl Crush on tour in September because it’s the heart of country music in the US. )
Anyone “surprised” that he would say this is surprising me right now. The WS music video was overtly clear and rather heavy-handed with what he wanted you to “think” the song is about. I’m talking SUPER heavy-handed with the innuendos, like it was derived from the mind of a teenage boy who still giggles every time he hears the word vagina……or from a closeted man desperately trying to convince the world he enjoys eating pu$$y.
That’s why I’ve always said this song was to make us think Harry was obsessed with “pu$$Y” (said at 4:18 in the video below) and I made many snarky comments when it was first released as a single (some people may remember) but ultimately came to love it because it’s such a groove. Then I made this video where I acknowledged it was supposed to be about oral sex, but I just didn’t buy the female obsession from him.
It’s bullshit, and I believe that will bear out more and more over time. He is playing a role right now with Olivia (who attends many of his concerts btw and who was there in the audience when he said this. Surely we couldn’t expect him to say it was about “the male orgasm” in front of her.)
He says it in the video below around 2:13.
Unlike most people, I’m not upset about him saying this, as I get that he is pretending to be addicted to pu$$y because he has a female audience to enrapture. A lot of those girls will lose their zeal for him once they discover he likes dick! *gasp*
Harry’s rather obvious shtick has always been to remain super “woke” as well as “unlabeled” so as not to alienate any member of his audience, and to also create an allure that keeps people guessing. In some respects I do believe he wants to create a place for anyone from any walk of life to feel safe at his concerts, but some of his tactics are rather…transparent. I’ll leave it at that.
As far as his refusing to label himself as bi or pan, but also still trying to walk the line between straight and gay, jumping back and forth to either side whenever it’s convenient, I find it deceitful, and he has been doing it for years. Hence only dating female models publicly to catch headlines.
So this WS antic in Nashville is not anything new from him. But what I’m personally upset about is that he would never openly admit to his love of men or male orgasms like this, so it makes his doing it about females very cheap and lame. For all he does to try to be “open” about his relationship with Zayn, at the end of the day he can still be quite full of shit when it comes to wanting a “lady-loving” image out there. Which is what I said yesterday in this post: The Rise Of Eleanor Calder vs Gigi Hadid. But I will always give him credit for trying in 2019. He really did try. 💔
But unfortunately it’s not fair to say “just deal with the things he does” because he’s secretly bi or pan or “oh he doesn’t want to be labeled” and we’re supposed to believe that is somehow empowering or courageous of him. No, actually one could argue (not necessarily me) that it is quite cowardly and calculated, because it makes him more marketable, and that is a strategic PR ploy. He wants to play to both sides, and that is why he is often labeled a “queerbaiter” by many angry folks.
I don’t agree that he is a queerbaiter, though, and I’ll go to my grave on that. I think he is a very confused lad, who has been in a fucked up secret relationship with another confused dude since he was a teenager, and I believe it has often caused him to question his gender and his sexuality, and try to walk the line between masculinity and femininity so confusedly. (That’s my personal interpretation, it doesn’t have to be yours.)
So why can’t the gay parts be fake and calculated and not the female-loving parts? Because this.
Also, no one is saying “don’t like females” when we criticize Zayn and Harry’s PR games. It’s the fact that they choose to elevate their often phony relationships with these females over their attraction to men and over their relationship with each other that bothers me. Being closeted and not announcing to the world that you like men is one thing, but if you are actively going out of your way to sell a lie because it serves your ego and lends you the ideal image for your career, then that is reprehensible, and they both are guilty of it.
Remember, the only time Harry has ever looked convincingly attracted to a female was Zayn in drag. And there is a reason for that.
This is why I haven’t really been covering his concerts with zeal and squealing about what color his fingernails are and how many times he kisses his hearts. I’ve really tried to care for you all, and came back for him singing TBSL because I was not here for the discrimination of that song, but I think it’s clear I’m in a really bad headspace with both Zayn and Harry right now lol.
None of the stuff Harry theoretically-maybe-possibly does for zArRy of late matters to me right now because he is still simultaneously lying and forcing us to watch the lie every night at his concerts while he desecrates his entire discography by having her there dancing like a lunatic for headlines.
We can’t give him credit for being “open” (ever since Holivia started) if we are going to turn around and criticize Zayn for bullshitting with Gigi while doing impotent shit to be connected with Harry. We have to treat them the same or it’s not fair. In my eyes, Harry took a huge step back with Holivia this year, and it shows with him going out of his way to say this about Watermelon Sugar almost two years after it was released in front of her. It almost seems like Harry is trying to erase the things he did in 2019, and overshadow the Zayn elements in his music of late, and that’s the part that really hurts. But I suppose we can’t really blame him. Still, it sucks.
And if you want to say oh we have to support the bullshit because they’re “closeted” then you go right ahead and do you. Support them all you want! I do not support lies, and in my opinion there is nothing noble (or deserving of sympathy) in either of them living a lie anymore. It is a lie by omission of a critical truth.