Singer-turned-actor Harry Styles is currently at the center of controversy after a viral video catches him seemingly spitting at Don't Worry Darling co-star Chris Pine. Of course, the video immediately circulated online, and fans have come up with their own theory on what happened, while others actually believe that the Eternals actor indeed spat on Pine's lap.
At the premiere of Don't Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival, Harry Styles was seen approaching his chair next to Pine but bizarrely gobbed in the actor's lap in front of his rumored girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, before taking his seat. The quality of the video wasn't that clear, which makes it more difficult to figure out if the actor really spat on his co-star. However, Pine's odd reaction while looking at Styles – who is too busy beaming at the crowd apparently says it all.
At Harry Styles' concert at NYC's Madison Square Garden, the singer finally breaks his silence on the swirling internet buzz by jokingly saying, "I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine."
See the video below captured by concert attendee Maria.
Although Wilde's Don't Worry Darling is getting a lot of noise due to her alleged feud with Florence Pugh and Shia LaBeouf, there's no evident reason for the As It Was singer to spat on his co-actor.
Shortly after the spitgate controversy, Chris Pine's representative sent a statement to Variety to deny the claims that Styles spat on him, calling it a "ridiculous story." See the statement below:
"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," Pine's representative said in a statement. 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."
Don't Worry Darling will hit the big screens on September 23.