Harry Styles has sparked furious debate online after he appeared to 'spit' on one of his co-stars at the Don't Worry Darling premiere.
A clip was shared to TikTok of the Watermelon Sugar singer going to take his seat at the Venice Film Festival next to actor Chris Pine, who was sat between Harry and his girlfriend and the movie's director Olivia Wilde.
In the video, some suggested it looked as though Harry subtly spat on Chris just as he went to take his seat.
Right after it appears to happen, Chris immediately stops clapping and looks down with a smirk on his face.
People on TikTok were divided as to what happened, and whether Harry had actually spat on the star.
"Is this real? What is going on?" one commented on TikTok.
"I guess I can kinda see it. Plus Chris’ reaction kinda makes me think he did. What the hell is going on?!" another questioned.
Others however were adamant Harry spat on Chris while taking his seat.
"Yeah Chris Pine had the reaction of a dude who just got spit on but can’t make a scene because he’s in public," one wrote.
"The level of disrespect," another said.
"Even Chris is like … are you f***ing kidding me?" a third added.
Others defended Harry in another clip posted to Twitter, with some saying they did not see it happen.
"What? He takes his seat, on an actual seat? Damn, I’m surprised. Let me know if he uses a cup or a bottle to drink water. This is wild," one said sarcastically,
"Hmm I don’t see spit??" another commented to which somebody responded, "I didn’t see it either, so I must be blind too."
The movie has been shrouded in controversy in recent times, with actress Florence Pugh limiting her press commitments for the movie. It is suggested however it was due to her filming the sequel of Dune.
It came after Olivia and Florence allegedly had a falling out, according to Variety.
In another controversy surrounding the film, Olivia told Variety in August she had fired Shia LaBeouf from the movie.
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“I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work. His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions," she said.
"He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances. I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work.
"Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job.”
Shia however hit back at her claims, and according to Variety, denied he was fired.
He claimed he "quit the film due to lack of rehearsal time" and forwarded the publication two emails he said he sent Olivia after Variety published the cover story claiming he was fired.
“You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse," he reportedly wrote in the email.
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