I had been so impressed with the roll out of Harry's single, so this focus back on his private life is extremely disappointing. I had been hoping that for once the focus would stay on his music. This was clearly approved, so I wonder if Harry approved this for whatever reason or if he had no choice due to the label.
I think Harry and his team purprosefully chose to go this way. And behind the momentarily disappointment, I hope it was easy to see it’s a good and also normal choice.
Thing is, Harry is not about to come out (and the fandom would crucify him if he did?) and personal life questions ARE a must. Like it or not, it’s not true that you can avoid them. I keep seeing people mention Ed Sheeran and how he doesn’t rely on his privacy for promo. Ok, true, but have you ever listened to Ed’s interviews? He constantly mentions his gf. Does that help him to sell? Hell, no, but he’s asked or he chooses to provide personal comments because it’s part of the game. Like it or not, it’s how it works. When we were complaining and horrified about Louis’ situation, it wasn’t because they were making radom questions about his son (of course they were, but that’s another whole and different situation there, not comparable with anyone in the world), but because they went embarrassingly hard about it? making it obviously extra? I mean, the problem there was that they brought a bloody cake in the studio for a 1yo toddler?
Harry is not coming out. He is not. So he’s not hinting at his male fiancé. If allowing questions on his dating life- especially given his kind of replies- is all they go with, I’ll call it a success. Because I’m braced for worse, but not for better than this. Of course everyone is more than free to not only feel, but express their disappointment- and this is a very important point to me, you won’t hear me scream SHUT UP at anyone-, but this is where I am.