Social media lit up with rumours today as One Direction star Harry Styles made a vague, possibly joking, comment suggesting he might be bisexual.

The singer appeared alongside his bandmates in an interview with ODE during which they were asked to name four traits they look for in a girl.

The frenzied rumours came as, while bandmate Liam Payne was quick to say: “Female, it’s a good trait,” Styles laughed, and added: “Not that important”.

Fans took to Twitter to voice their concern, anger and denial at the comment, some stating that it confirmed Harry and Louis Tomlinson are dating.

Others pointed out that it is likely that the comment was made jokingly, and in passing, while others pledged allegiance to him whether he is gay, bi or straight.

Styles has previously denied being bisexual in interviews.

Earlier this year Styles showed his support for gay NFL player Michael Sam by wearing his St Louis Rams jersey – just days before Sam was cut by the team.

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