Harry Styles Isn’t Ashamed of His Teen Girl Fan Base
As much as Taylor Swift may have wanted you to think that Harry Styles was more trouble than he was worth, he actually seems like a pretty great guy.
In a new profile in Rolling Stone, Harry waxes on the myth of feeling like you have to be a troubled artist to be an artist, his former life as a bakery boy, and how people should stop shitting on teenage girls for their taste in music.
Yes, Harry Styles fans, just when you thought you couldn’t love him any more, he found a new way to get you.
When asked about if he’s at all worried about his new record appealing to an older generation of fans, it was clear the question hit a nerve.
“Who’s to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That’s not up to you to say,” Harry said, before going off on a bit of rant:
“Music is something that’s always changing. There’s no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they’re not serious? How can you say young girls don’t get it? They’re our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans – they don’t lie. If they like you, they’re there. They don’t act ‘too cool.’ They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick.”
Funnily enough, this is the same sentiment his ex Taylor brought up in her annoying, but brilliant 2012 hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” a song rumored to not be about Harry, but about Jake Gyllenhaal.
“I’m really gonna miss you picking fights and me / falling for it screaming that I’m right and you / would hide away and find your piece of mind / with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine,” Taylor cooed.
Clearly, they had more in common than just being petty qwines.
[H/T Rolling Stone]