THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY FUCKEN LIFE pic.twitter.com/4742aSFX8q— la bruja del 71 (@wanderessla) October 22, 2017
A fan at Harry Styles' Hollywood Bowl show on Saturday night got a little too handsy with the former One Direction singer. The overzealous fan appeared to touch Styles' crotch in a video posted on Twitter.
A Twitter user who got a front-row seat to the show posted a video of Styles interacting with the crowd. In the video, Styles didn't let the fan disrupt his performance, as he kept singing. He even went back to the fans at the other side of the stage.
“Near the end of performing ‘Kiwi’, like usual, Harry went to the very front of the stage to get the crowd extra excited. He got down onto his knees and was shaking his arms to the music with his eyes closed," a witness told Yahoo News U.K.
The witness continued, "A fan then reached out and touched his crotch. He very quickly got up and appeared to also shove their hand a little bit to remove them faster. You can tell it freaked him out a little because as he continued performing, he avoided the section that fan was standing in.”
"THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY F---EN LIFE," a fan wrote. A couple of hours later, she realized that another fan crossed a line.
"Yikes I didn’t even realize someone grabbed Harry’s crotch in my video," she wrote. "Like we all have the chance to honestly but I would never bc that’s so disrespectful."
Like we all have the chance to honestly but I would never bc that’s so disrespectful— la bruja del 71 (@wanderessla) October 22, 2017
Another fan retweeted the video, adding, "WTF!!! When your favorite artist is close to you, this does not justify you touching him in this way," alongside the hashtag, "Respect Harry."
Other Styles fans were disturbed by the video, even calling it "sexual assault." They started using the hashtag, "respect Harry."
I'm in tears. Harry has created such a safe space for everyone, and this is how he's repaid? Sexual assault? I just... ?? #RespectHarry— BeWithMeSoHappily (@Happily_Larry_) October 22, 2017
It’s sad that we still have to do these trends cause people still can’t respect Harry. Call this what it is. Sexual assault #RespectHarry— nocontrolprojec (@NoControlProjec) October 22, 2017