Not to put oneself in a box. Celebrities have challenged the expectation that they have an obligation to define their sexuality, as LGBTQ+ representation in media increases.
“I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself,” Harry StylesIn an interview with 2017, he spoke about his sexuality. The Sun. “It’s weird for me — everyone should just be who they want to be. It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”
Other stars include Demi LovatoFor its inclusive nature, pansexuality has been embraced by many. “I’m so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was, like, super closeted off,” the “Cool for the Summer” singer said during a March 2021 appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, adding that they were attracted to men, women and “anything” in between.
Lovato revealed that they are notbinary in a May 2021 episode. “Over the past year and a half I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work,” the Sonny With a ChanceAn alum stated. “And through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as nonbinary. With that said, I’ll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and am still discovering.”
Cara Delevingne, whose ex-s include Jake BuggAnd Ashley Benson, also settled on the pansexual tag. “I always will remain, I think, pansexual,” the Paper TownsActress told Variety2020. “However one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she,’ I fall in love with the person—and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person.”
Meanwhile, there are other celebrities like Lily-Rose Depp think you shouldn’t have to choose any label at all. After the model posed for a photo series of people who aren’t “100 percent straight” in 2015, she rejected the notion that she had come out.
“That was really misconstrued, that whole thing,” the DancerActress, then 16 years old, told Nylon2016. “A lot of people took it as me coming out, but that’s not what I was trying to do. I was literally doing it just to say that you don’t have to label your sexuality.”
Scroll down to see a list stars who don’t want to be identified as sexual.