Harry Styles was groped by a concertgoer and his fans are not having it
"Just because Harry's a male doesn't mean he doesn't have the same right as women," a fan pointed out
British heartthrob Harry Styles became a victim of sexual assault when he was groped by a fan during his performance for the We Can Survive concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night.
The shocking incident was recorded by other fans who attended the show.
"Near the end of performing Kiwi, like usual, Harry went to the very front of the stage to get the crowd extra excited," a fan who saw it happen, told Yahoo! "He got down onto his knees and was shaking his arms to the music with his eyes closed. 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," the eyewitness added.
After the incident went viral on Twitter, his fans started the hashtag #RespectHarry to stand up for him. "PSA: if you ever get the opportunity [to] see [an] artist in front row, do not think it's okay to sexually assault [them]," someone pointed out.
if you grab someone’s dick without their consent, it’s sexual assault. just because harry’s a male doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the same right as women. you must be absolutely disgusting if you think him kneeling in front of you calls for that. i’m disgusted. #respectharry— ً (@floralspark) October 22, 2017
Please respect performers, don't grab them like they are some type of toy! Harry doesn't deserve that. #RespectHarry— Marissa ✧ (@retromarissa) October 23, 2017
I don’t care how big and famous someone is, it is NEVER okay to assault anybody. I could just break down in tears right now. #RespectHarry— Rach 🎃👻 (@rachelmariee77) 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
It doesn't matter what gender you are sexual harassment is still sexual harassment. Stuff like that disgusts me. #RespectHarry— Alexandra Allen (@alexandra122602) October 23, 2017