‘One Direction’ singer Harry Styles was performing at a breast cancer awareness concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl when he was mistreated by fans. The 23-year-old singer was groped as he came near to the audience while singing on the stage. A video that is going viral on the social media shows Harry singing ‘Kiwi’ at We Can Survive concert while approaching the audience standing near the stage, at which some of them inappropriately touches him. The singer immediately takes off the person’s hand from his crotch area, turns his back and walks back to the stage. Harry or his team has not made any public statement on the incident so far.
However, after the news broke on social media, videos, and pictures of the concert has been going viral. Fans of the singer on social media have hit out at the assaulters and are demanding an apology. After the incident, #RespectHarry had trended on Twitter on Saturday night. The boy band ‘One Direction’ was formed at America’s Got Talent and went on to garner millions of fans worldwide. With a tremendous fan following, the band including Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson were known for making girls go weak in their knees. However, many were left heartbroken when Zayn left the band for a brief period. All the members are now creating individual songs and albums.
Here is the video of the incident:
And here is how Twitterati reacted:
Women are not the only victims
It’s a shame
This is no joke
As simple as that
It’s not just women!
This incident of assault comes at a time Hollywood is gripped with talks of sexual harassment after several female actors accused producer Hary Weinstein of sexual assault. Hollywood stars including Lupita Nyong’o, Lena Headey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne among others have accused Weinstein of sexually harassing them, with Rose McGowan claiming he raped her. After Rose McGowan shared her sexual assault incident on social media, with #MeToo, it trended worldwide, with people sharing their sexual assault incidents.