Chris Pine has broken his silence on speculation Harry Styles spat on him at the Don't Worry Darling movie premiere.
Footage emerged on Tuesday 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.
After the video was uploaded to TikTok, some suggested it looked as though Harry subtly spat on Chris as he went to take his seat.
Right after it appeared to have happened, Chris immediately stopped clapping and looked down with a smirk on his face.
A representative for Chris however put the speculation to bed, telling PEOPLE it did not happen.
"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," the rep said.
"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."
A rep for Harry Styles did not comment on the situation.
Fans divided by footage of 'spit'
After the clip emerged on TikTok, fans were divided as to whether Harry did spit on Chris at the premiere.
"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.
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"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, 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."
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