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Harry Styles Gay?: Fans In a Frenzy Over One Direction Member's Sexuality After Sexual Explicit Comment to Niall Horan [Pics]

First Posted: Jan 07, 2015 10:25 AM EST

Photo : Instagram

Harry Styles' recent comment made to One Direction bandmate Niall Horan sent fans into meltdowns highlighted by social media.

It all started when Horan took to his Instagram account on Jan. 3 to share a selfie with his tongue sticking out and a surprised look on his face.

"Oi oi !" he wrote in the caption.

A photo posted by Niall horan (@niallhoran) on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:56am PST

Styles then left his fellow 1D member a sexually explicit message underneath the photo.

"Can I sit on your face? Please?" Styles wrote.

Fans immediately reacted in shock, disgust and denial on Twitter, with some taking the provocative question as confirmation to Styles' gay and bisexual rumors:

This is certainly not the first time that the 20-year-old's sexual preference has been questioned. During his interview with ODE's Lucy Jones last year, he and bandmate Liam Payne were asked what traits they look for in a potential lady.

"Female. That's an important trait," Payne replied.

Styles shook his head and disagreed.

"Not that important," he said.

Instead, Styles listed "sense of humor" and being "nice to people" as traits he admired.

Styles, however, who has been a huge advocate for gay rights, previously laughed off a rumor that he and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw were dating.

"Oh really? I didn't even know. We're not dating, no. We're just friends," he told British GQ. "Bisexual? Me? I don't think so. I'm pretty sure I'm not."

In addition, MTV recently asked resident astrologer Licorice Root to take a look into the "Steal My Girl" crooner and predict what 2015 has in store for him, in terms of his love life. The prediction revealed that there is a possibility of Styles getting back together with one of his former flings -- perhaps Taylor Swift or Kendall Jenner -- particularly in the first half of the New Year:

"Styles will find a new pack of friends in the second half of 2015, thanks to Jupiter. However, the first part of the year will inspire him to reach out to peeps from the past, perhaps even reconnecting with an old flame, due to the first Mercury retrograde of the year mingling among his stellium in Aquarius," the horoscope said.

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