Harry Styles’ Comment On The Chris Pine “Spitting” Incident Is Classic Harry Styles

Styles broke his silence on stage.

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Did Harry Styles Spit On Chris Pine? Twitter Has Thoughts From The 'Don't Worry Darling' Premiere
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Harry Styles caused absolute chaos at the Sept. 5 premiere of his new movie Don’t Worry Darling during the Venice Film Festival —and it had nothing to do with reported drama between his director girlfriend Olivia Wilde and co-star Florence Pugh. Twitter is spiraling because many users think Styles spat on his co-star Chris Pine right before he sat down for the premiere screening of the film, and the bizarre interaction was caught on camera. A representative for Pine called the reported incident “a ridiculous story” in a statement to Variety. “This is a ridiculous story — a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation.”

Adding: “Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.”

Now, Harry Styles himself has addressed the incident. Back in Madison Square Garden on Sept. 7, Styles said on stage: “This is our tenth show at Madison Square Garden. It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back in New York. I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine. But, fret not, we’re back!” amid loud cheers. Classic Harry.

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The viral clip from inside the Sala Grande theater shows Styles taking his assigned seat next to Pine and appearing to make a slight spitting motion. Right as the “Late Night Talking” singer sat down, Pine paused his applause and looked down at his lap, seemingly confused by what just happened, before putting his hands down entirely and relaxing in his seat. However, the actor doesn’t wipe his hand clean, as most people would do after being spat on.

Since the now-viral clip emerged, Twitter is going wild trying to figure out what actually might have happened. One theory was that Pine momentarily worried that he lost his sunglasses and completely zoned out (as he had been earlier that day during the Don’t Worry Darling press conference), only to find them on his lap.

Regardless of what went down, Twitter delivered top-notch memes poking fun at the situation.

If Styles did spit on Pine, he didn’t think it was enough chaos for one night. As the Don’t Worry Darling cast left the screening amid their standing ovation, Styles decided to plant a big kiss on his other co-star Nick Kroll for no apparent reason. Of course, Twitter had jokes to make about that unexpected interaction as well.

Needless to say, after the Don’t Worry Darling cast’s very eventful press day, Twitter is not the same as it was.

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