Billy Porter took aim at Harry Styles’ iconic American Vogue cover after the One Direction singer made history:
‘I. Personally. Changed. The. Whole. Game. And that is not ego, that is just fact. I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it ,’ he insisted to Sunday Times Style.
‘I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I’m not necessarily convinced and here is why. I created the conversation [about non-binary fashion] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time. ’
Billy vowed that he is not calling out Harry himself, but asked what led to the shoot taking place.
‘I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but he is the one you’re going to try and use to represent this new conversation? He doesn’t care, he’s just doing it because it’s the thing to do,’ he added.
‘ This is politics for me. This is my life. I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned now. All he has to do is be white and straight. ’