This isn’t the first time Porter has spoken out about his thoughts Vogue magazinethe decision, as the actor previously said he felt it was an example of erasure when it comes to people of color.
“I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to,” he said. Sunday times in October 2021. “I’m not necessarily convinced and here’s why: I made the conversation [about non-binary fashion] And yet Vogue magazine They still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time.”
Indicating that the 29-year-old wasn’t the problem, Porter added, “I’m not pulling Harry Styles, but he’s the guy you’re going to try to represent this new conversation with? I care, he’s just doing it because it’s the thing I have to do. This It is politics to me. This is my life.”
The following month, the Tony winner clarified his position, stating that his point was “not about” Styles.
“The conversation is actually deeper than that,” he said during an episode in November 2021. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “It’s about systems that suppress and erase people of color who contribute to culture. Right now, there’s a lot to dismantle. I’m willing to dismantle it, without dragging and canceling internet culture, because I don’t now and never will judge my life or my humanity on social media soundbites.”
He concluded, “I’m sorry, Harry. I meant no harm. I’m a gay man. We love Harry, he’s cute!”