During Saturday’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl, Harry Styles was groped by a fan in the front row.
The incident, which took place in the middle of the singer’s set during the We Can Survive concert to benefit breast cancer, was captured on video by numerous fans in attendance.
While Styles was performing his song “Kiwi,” the singer dropped to his knees in front of the crowd. In the videos of the moment, a hand can be seen reaching towards his crotch. After that, Styles immediately stood up and walked to the other side of the stage to continue his performance.
As news of the incident spread, his fans took their outrage to Twitter, writing messages of disgust along with the hashtag “#RespectHarry.”
“This is flat out disgusting and vile. I am sick and tired of his so called ‘fans’ treating him like this, he deserves better #RespectHarry,” wrote one fan.
But one user wrote that while Styles getting groped onstage was offensive, it’s important to point out that unwanted touching happens to women all the time — and that no matter who you are, it’s never okay. “Yeah Harry styles getting groped at a concert is bad and all but WOMEN GET GROPED LITERALLY ALL THE TIME. HOW ABOUT WE ALSO RESPECT THEM TOO.”
This incident comes in the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s scandal. So far, 49 women have accused the disgraced Hollywood mogul of sexual misconduct.