Harry Styles Tells MSG Crowd He Went to ‘Venice to Spit on Chris Pine’
During his show at Madison Square Garden Wednesday (Sept. 7), Harry Styles took the time to address the speculation that he spat on Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival during the premiere of their movie Don't Worry Darling.
Speaking to the crowd at the concert, Styles dropped a lighthearted joke about the incident.
"This is our 10th show at Madison Square Garden. It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back in New York. I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine," he said, as the audience roared with laughter.
"But fret not, we’re back!" he continued.
Watch Styles address the infamous Spitcident, below:
Styles' statement comes after footage surfaced that showed the pop star seemingly spitting on Pine's lap as the pair took their seats for the screening of their film. The moment, shared widely online, led to a viral debate about the alleged incident.
The debate became so intense that Pine's representative released a statement. It read:
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.
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.
Spitgate isn't the only controversy the film has encountered. In August, Styles himself drew criticism for his acting when a clip from the film was released. Many called the "Watermelon Sugar" singer's ability to act into question, especially compared to his co-star Florence Pugh.