The internet has been left divided over whether Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine during the Don’t Worry Darling premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.
A video posted on social media has prompted many fans to claim lead actor Styles spat on co-star Pine as he took to his seat.
In the short clip, Styles is seen walking to the front row and apparently spitting at Pine as he takes his seat.
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At that moment, Pine stopped clapping and looked down at his pants before he laughed and shook his head – refusing to make eye contact with his co-star.
Styles appeared oblivious, looking around and giving someone in the audience a quick wave before sitting back on his chair and pulling out his phone.
Fans of the A-list celebrities were divided over whether the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer spat on his co-star.
“Harry Styles appears to spit on Chris Pine. I won’t sleep until I know the truth,” one person tweeted.
“He 100% spit on Chris Pine,” another wrote.
“The entire cast look like they hate each other,” one person added.
“What a disgusting piece of sh** Harry Styles just spit on Chris Pine in Don’t Worry Darling premiere! He’s acting like a famous Hollywood actor when he’s so awful when it comes to acting,” another wrote.
Others rushed to Styles’ defence, saying he didn’t do it, with one pointing out social media has made people delusional.
“Based on these two angles, I’m going to say Harry didn’t spit on him. I personally can’t find anything leaving his mouth or flying mid air,” one person wrote.
“I feel like social media and Tik Tok in particular has made people have like mass delusions where they can’t distinguish reality from facts.”
The glitzy premiere on Sunday offered fans a first glimpse of the entire cast after months of speculation over backstage drama.
Director Olivia Wilde was asked to “clear the air” and “address if there’s been a falling out” with Florence Pugh during a press conference alongside Harry Styles, Gemma Chan and Chris Pide on Monday.
Pugh was not in attendance as she was still flying from Budapest where she is filming ‘Dune 2’, Page Six reported.
“Florence is a force, and we are so grateful she is able to make it tonight despite being in production on Dune,” she said.
“I know as a director how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I’m very grateful to her and Denis Villeneuve for helping us – and we’re really thrilled we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight.
“I can’t say enough how honored I am to have her as our lead. She’s amazing in the film.
She added: “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think it’s sufficiently well-nourished.”
Don’t Worry Darling is set to premiere in Australia on October 6.