HBO’s Euphoria is causing yet another controversy after showing an animated sex scene between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles.
Now one of the two former One Direction members is speaking out. Tomlinson publicly expressed his disapproval of the scene on social media. The singer said he was not contacted and did not approve of the sexually explicit content that aired.
Tomlinson Tweeted in a response to a fan who hoped the scene was approved writing:
“just going to sit and hope that they for some reason approved it because surely they had to to get it aired 😭😭 harry seems quite friendly with the people involved but u can just TELL louis’ not gonna like it 😬”
just going to sit and hope that they for some reason approved it because surely they had to to get it aired 😭😭 harry seems quite friendly with the people involved but u can just TELL louis’ not gonna like it 😬
— hannah ◟̽◞̽ (@backtoyoulouis) July 1, 2019
The frankly replied: “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”
I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 1, 2019
To put things in context, one of the characters in the HBO drama writes a fanfiction story about “Louis Stylinson”. This is the name giving to the fictional love team between Tomlinson and Styles as they are grossly fetishized by some fans. The scene featured an animated sequence depicting Styles performing a sexual act on Tomlinson.
The sequence quickly spread on social media and earned the ire of many One Direction fans. Some Directioners have put the blame on “Larry” fans saying that sexualizing and fetishizing the two singers were something that they did. “Larry” fans were quick to defend their acts, obviously seeing nothing wrong with sexualizing the two personalities.
One Twitter user wrote:
04“it’s fiction and as long it stays in the fandom it’s okay, there isn’t fics only about larry but other ships as well so it’s not that deep. but it’s a different when it comes on f**king TV”