Harry Styles Was Groped on Stage and It's Not Okay

The singer's crotch was grabbed by a fan, and Twitter is appalled.

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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.

Twitter was quick to voice their disgust with the hashtag #RespectHarry.

It shouldn't have to be repeated, but groping people without consent is assault. This is not okay.

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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.