Harry Styles is one of the most coveted acts in terms of music and, more recently, movies — he’s on the top of the list for the Wicked film adaptation! — but not everyone’s a fan of the star after his latest social media blunder.
Recently, the 20-year-old One Direction lad posted a picture of himself on Instagram, sporting a funny face while wearing a traditional Native American headdres:
While it may’ve been all fun and games for the “Story of My Life” singer, many accused him of cultural racism and stereotyping:
cultural appropriation is not nice, regardless of context or intent. let's leave it at that.
— 1D Updates (@1Dneews) March 14, 2014
Today, though, we’re seeing more signs of support for Harry than anything else. Here are some fans that are rushing to his side after the backlash (for a photo which has since been deleted):
How the f**k is @Harry_Styles racist because he put on a hat that happened to be Native American like really people are bring serious SPO
— I follow back ly (@5secondsof_H) March 17, 2014
reasons y harry isnt a racist: •hes harry styles •hes harry styles •hes harry styles spelled as harry styles pronounced as angel
— (@hipstaaanarrrry) March 17, 2014
Harry Styles is not racist of anything. He hasn't done that is racist! So what if he wore a headdress that is part of a culture! Chill out!
— inactive (@oned_moment) March 16, 2014
I think ignorant people accuse Harry is racist @Harry_Styles
— Milagros lopez (@0777Lopez) March 16, 2014
"Harry Styles needs to stop being so racist. He's such a man whore." Girl you need to stop before I hit you over the head with a shovel.
— Rebecca (@Harry_UCutie) March 17, 2014
Which side of the racist debate are you on? Do you think Harry’s snapshot was all in good fun, or was it something more? Weigh in via the comments below.
ANOTHER tattoo for Harry Styles. Wait ’til you see what he got this time…