Billy Porter is opening up about his feelings towards Harry Styles’ Vogue cover.
Last November, the singer made history on the cover of Vogue. Harry was the publication’s first solo male to take over the cover.
Not only that, but he also wore a light blue gown with frills and a black Gucci blazer.
Many fans applauded Harry for making this bold move, while others were disappointed to see a straight, white male posing in a dress.
Surprisingly, Billy Porter was among the small percentage of people who shared in the disappointment.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the “Pose” actor said, “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," Porter said.
The Grammy-winner continued, “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. 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.”