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Billy Porter Apologizes to Harry Styles After Calling Out His 'Vogue' Cover

Billy Porter Apologizes to Harry Styles After Calling Out His 'Vogue' Cover

Billy Porter is apologizing.

Last month, the 52-year-old Pose star discussed Harry Styles‘ December 2020 Vogue cover, as well as the praise he received for posing on the cover in a dress.

“I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I created the conversation [about nonbinary fashion] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time,” he said, adding, “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.”

In an interview on the Late Show Thursday night (November 4), Billy addressed his comments about Harry.

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The actor told host Stephen Colbert, “Apparently, I’m famous now and it was a slow news day.”

He continued, “The first thing I wanna say is, Harry Styles, I apologize to you for having your name in my mouth. It’s not about you. The conversation is not about you.”

Billy went on to say that the conversation he brought up in the initial interview was “much deeper” than just Harry Styles.

“It is about the systems of oppression and erasure of people of color who contribute to the culture,” he said. “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 I ever adjudicate my life or humanity in sound bites on social media. So, when you’re ready to have the real conversation, call a b—-.”

“I’m sorry, Harry. I didn’t mean no harm,” he added. “I’m a gay man. We like Harry. He’s cute.”

Check out the full interview below.

It was recently announced that Billy has taken on a new project at HBO. Find out more

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