I think you get a lot more freedom to do as you wish with things, you know. There were always so many different heads to please in One Direction; between us as a band, the management, the label. Not to mention all the fans that we wanted to please as well. You know, it wouldn’t have always been within your taste or your design, it would have been through a design of many. So, you know, having your own chance to make it all yourself and choose as you wanna do and collaborate with the different people you wouldn’t have gotten to. It’s just.. And that’s why I said the whole “1d/free” line which everyone kind of got a bit nervous about - which is, whatever, it was.. so fun - ehm, that’s what I meant. It was just a case of the fact that, you know, like the same way that Harry’s getting to wear bell-bottom trousers now, he didn’t do that in One Direction because there wasn’t a sense of freedom to do so. So, that’s what I meant. Now I’m gonna go out and wear bell-buttom trousers. […] You get to put more of you on things, which is nice. I think it’s beautiful for everyone to see each person’s person coming out if that makes any sense […]
Eh, I wish artists would stop using vitiligo to make a POC character look more exotic. Vitiligo isn't a fun condition to have, I don't like having to use makeup to look normal, I was terrified I'd get skin cancer from lack of melanin when I was first diagnosed. I was bullied at school due to it. It's a real condition that effects not people not something cute to use in art.