Harry Styles and Chris Pine break their silence on that viral 'spitting' video


Harry Styles Venice film festival
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Don't Worry Darling has sparked an enormous number of headlines this month and talk surrounding the film hasn't slowed down. Despite Olivia Wilde's attempt to quash the various rumours surrounding behind the scenes drama, Twitter is awash with all sorts of theories about the cast.

And when the stars of the show attended the Venice Film Festival, things definitely ramped up.

Following claims of a fallout between Wilde and Florence Pugh, a video of Harry Styles 'spitting' at Chris Pine went viral.

The clip sees Styles returning to his seat next to Pine and it quickly racked up views online as fans attempted to work out why the former One Directioner appeared to purse his lips and Pine stopped clapping, glanced at his lap and looked quite bemused.

Well, Twitter decided that Styles 'spat' at Pine.

Another video with 2.6 million views, captions the same video: 'Chris pine just wondered where his sunglasses were after the applause. And he zoned out (likes he’s been doing all day) and realised it’s in his lap. So I am sorry to say harry styles did not spit on him.'

Take a look at the video below. What do you think?

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But we are here to tell you all that the rumours are not true.

People shared a statement from Chris' team to shut the rumours down, saying: '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.'

However, further stoking the fire, Harry appeared on stage last night and addressed the viral video.

He told fans: 'I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine.'

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This prompted extended cheers from Harry's fans who clearly enjoyed his joke.

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Dionne Brighton

Dionne Brighton is a writer at Marie Claire UK, specialising in all things shopping, beauty and fashion. Born and raised in North London, she studied Literature at the University of East Anglia before taking the leap into journalism. These days, you can find her testing out the latest TikTok beauty trends or finding out what the next full Moon means.