Fans of Harry Styles vented their outrage after one concertgoer appeared to grope the singer during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night. The controversy generated a#RespectHarryhashtag on Twitter.
Video shows Styles approaching the crowd as he performs his song “Kiwi” at the We Can Survive breast cancer benefit. A fan reaches out amid a sea of hands to seemingly grab his crotch. The singer can be seen swiping the hand away and retreating to the stage.
Here’s another angle:
Many Twitter users commented that the overzealous audience member had committed sexual assault. “I can’t believe people have to be constantly reminded that we don’t own celebrities,” wrote one.
The incident happened while the industry is in an atmosphere of heightened awareness as numerous sexual misconduct claims have been leveled against movie mogulHarvey Weinsteinand now directorJames Toback.
Reps for Styles didn’t immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment, but Twitter had plenty to say:
the fact that someone groped harry styles’ crotch is actually fucking sexual assault, i don’t care how big of a stan u are, it’s so wrong— Adam Ray (@adraycun) October 22, 2017
the worst part is that the girl's probably like "lmaoo i just touched harry styles' crotch 🤑👌🏼💯🤠" like bitch that's sexual assault— nat (@kissallwomen) October 22, 2017
someone grabbed harry styles’ crotch at a show tonight i can’t believe people have to be constantly reminded that we don’t own celebrities— jaden (@jadennbyrd) October 22, 2017
This is sexual assault and yet there’s women on twitter saying ‘lucky girl’ it’s not fair to make it one sided!https://t.co/CvsGWEQpcv— Holly Sturgeon 🎃🍂 (@HollySturgeon) October 22, 2017
wtf sia i get that harry styles is fking hot but that doesn't give you the damn right to touch his crotch!!!!sis is fking mad rnpic.twitter.com/IvEqv5Yl7W— alice (@alygur) October 22, 2017
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