Harry Styles fans sent into frenzy claiming he spat on Chris Pine at Don’t Worry Darling premiere
ans have been sent into a frenzy online after they claimed Harry Styles ‘spat’ on his co-star Chris Pine as he took a seat next to him at the Venice International Film Festival,
The 28-year-old, who stars in Don’t Worry Darling, has caused a stir on social media with some speculating that he approached his chair and gobbed in the actor’s lap in front of his girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, before the premiere began on Monday.
In footage, shared by a number of fans, a dapper-looking Styles in a navy blue suit is seen making his way to his assigned seat while the audience – and Pine, 42, – claps his entrance.
As Styles prepares to take his seat, Pine suddenly stops clapping his co-star looks down at his leg and sticks out his tongue in faux shock.
The actor then gives a look of disbelief towards the Adore You hitmaker, who is too busy smiling at event goers to notice Pine’s reaction and stunned laughter.
While it’s unclear what occurred between the pair, some fans have speculated that Styles ‘spat’ in Pine’s direction during the prestigious cinematic event.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “#HarryStyles appears to spit on Chris Pine i won’t sleep until i know the truth” (sic).
“The audacity of harry styles to SPIT on his co-star in public is actually appalling like… i’m sitting here with my mouth wide open in shock he is DISGUSTING,” another commented.
However, many didn’t buy into the claims, and are convinced Styles wouldn’t do such a thing, especially when surrounded by a plethora cameras.
One user, who shared a slowed down version of the ‘incident’, insisted: “Can’t believe this is what we’ve come to but harry clearly didn’t spit on chris pine.”
Another suggested: “Maybe harry says something to Chris under his breath and that is why Chris reacts? It looks like Chris says something back as well. I don’t know.
“I just find it hard to believe anyone would spit on anyone knowing they are being filmed from 19 different angles.”
While fans speculate online, another video from Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh shows Styles taking his seat from a different angle, which lasts a few seconds longer and shows the co-stars chatting briefly.
While it’s unclear what was said between the pair, they seem to be having a relatively polite conversation, which would be unlikely if he had just spat on him.
The Evening Standard has contacted Harry Styles and Chris Pine’s reps for comment.
This is just the latest instalment of drama surrounding Wilde’s new film Don’t Worry Darling.