Even though Louis Tomlinson of One Direction dished about the perfect kiss and cooking for his girlfriend, there are so many gay rumors about him and cougar hunter Harry Styles! Is Eleanor just a cover up for Louis? And is he gay?
Honestly? We think not.
Louis and Harry have been battling gay rumors since becoming besties during their X Factor days, and we think it’s kind of absurd. They don’t act any different than normal guy roommates do, but if they stand next to each other in a photo or make a joke, the whole world’s all, “Is he gay?!” And Louis has actually been pretty vocal about how the gay rumors are quite bothersome for him.
“This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with as I am in a relationship,” Louis griped in a recent interview. We don’t blame him–how tough must it be for poor Eleanor to have the whole world spreading gay rumors about your BF?! Louis added, “Me and Harry are best friends, people look into our every move. It is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public. We want to joke around but there seems to be a different rumor every time we do anything.”
Not cool! Frankly, it’s not cool to speculate on anyone’s sexuality, because, well, it’s no one’s business but their own and whoever they’re sleeping with. In fact, the constant “Is he gay?!” questioning not just of Louis or Harry, but of anyone, makes it seem like being gay is something that the person in question should be ashamed of or may be hiding. And that’s not true at all–there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being gay. It’s just that not everyone likes their private lives made public, and when you’re a celeb, that’s an especially difficult compromise to make. A lot of celebs really screw up when confronted with gay rumors and make disparaging comments against the gay community while denying that they’re gay–and we’re happy to see that Louis and Harry are above that. They’re not saying it’s gross or bad to think they’re gay–they’re simply saying it’s incorrect. Well done, boys.
We’re going to take Harry and Louis’ words for it that they’re into ladies–goodness knows Harry’s conquests alone pretty much confirm his own heterosexuality, and Louis and Eleanor are so cute that the gay rumors just seem more and more absurd each time they come up. And let’s be real: The real reason why we’re always asking “Is he gay?” is because we’re just curious (and hopeful!) if we have a shot. It’s not like the gay rumors make them any less adorable, talented, or perfect!
That said, if Harry Styles really wants to quell the gay rumors and prove that he’s straight (not that it’s that important), I have an awesome idea how: Call. Me.
Do you believe the gay rumors about One Direction? Why do you think people speculate that Louis and Harry are gay? If Louis and Harry were gay, would you like 1D less? Tell us in the comments!