Billy Porter Apologizes To Harry Styles For Criticizing ‘Eternals’ Star’s Vogue Cover: ‘It’s Not About You’

KEY POINTS

  • Billy Porter said the “conversation” around Harry Styles’ groundbreaking Vogue cover wasn’t about the singer
  • He explained that he was calling attention to systemic discrimination when it comes to who is given a platform in the fashion world
  • Styles became Vogue’s first solo male cover star last year

Billy Porter is saying sorry for criticizing Harry Styles over his historic Vogue cover.

Weeks after the “Pose” star slammed Vogue and Styles over the singer’s groundbreaking appearance as the magazine’s first solo male cover star, Porter, 52, clarified his remarks during an interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Thursday.

“Harry Styles, I apologize to you for having your name in my mouth,” Porter was quoted by Page Six as saying. “It’s not about you. The conversation is not about you.”

The actor explained that rather than criticize Styles himself, he wanted to call attention to

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Billy Porter recently hit the headlines as he called out Harry Styles and mainly Vogue magazine for their cover featuring the singer in a dress. After Harry was hailed for making history as the magazine’s first-ever solo male cover star wearing a full-length gown, Porter slammed the outlet for using a “straight white man” and as the face of non-binary fashion choices on the cover. During his recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Pose star clarified his comments as he mentioned he has nothing against Styles. 

Porter had previously slammed the Vogue cover stating that he has been among the first artist to change the game when it came to gender-fluid fashion and yet it was Styles who made the cover. Addressing the issue and how his reaction was blown out of proportion, Porter apologised to Styles on the Stephen Colbert show. 

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Billy Porter at Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS in West Hollywood, in September.

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Billy Porter at Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS in West Hollywood, in September.

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I guess we’re still not over Harry Styles in a dress on the cover of Vogue.

The latest public figure weighing in on the musician’s choice to wear both men’s and women’s clothing in his feature last winter is actor and singer Billy Porter—and not in a fond way.

“I changed the whole game,” Porter said indignantly in a recent interview with the Sunday Times, describing his impact on gender non-conforming fashion.

And then, more directly taking a shot at Vogue and Styles: “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

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Billy Porter Called Out Vogue For Featuring Harry Styles In Dresses And Skirts, When His Own Nonbinary Style “Changed The Whole Game”

Billy Porter and Harry Styles are probably best known for their achievements as stage and screen performers, but both stars have made waves in fashion, too.

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David M. Benett / Dave Benett / Getty Images, Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

The Pose actor and former One Direction member are respectively considered style icons, as each has delivered their share of exciting looks over the years.

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Billy and Harry often attend Hollywood events wearing ensembles that transcend clothing trends restricted by the gender binary, with Billy donning skirts and dresses while Harry accessorizes with feather boas and polished nails.

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Rich Fury / Getty Images

After rejecting gendered fashion norms on red carpets and sharing what androgynous style means to him in interviews, Harry eventually became the first man to land a Vogue cover last

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