Former One Direction singer Harry Styles was groped by a fan during a performance on October 22, an incident that's a gross overstep of boundaries and completely qualifies as assault.
The singer was on his knees in front of fans when a fan appears to have grabbed his crotch—prompting Styles to leap away. We won't share the video here, but here's another now-viral moment that fans are pointing to as an example of how to respect boundaries.
Why can't everybody be like this girl? #RespectHarry pic.twitter.com/tMz0b0ocPxOctober 22, 2017
Twitter was quick to voice their disgust with the hashtag #RespectHarry.
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 #RespectHarryOctober 22, 2017
honestly it isOctober 24, 2017
I swear to God, I am disgusted to bits. Whoever groped Harry, u should be ashamed of yourself. It was gross and out of place. #RespectHarryOctober 23, 2017
PSA: if you ever get the opportunity of see a artist in front row, do not think it’s okay to sexual assault then. #RespectHarryOctober 22, 2017
It shouldn't have to be repeated, but groping people without consent is assault. This is not okay.
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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