Did Harry Styles Spit on Chris Pine? Behold the Internet’s Latest Celebrity Conspiracy
This past weekend, the Venice Film Festival proved to be an amalgam of meme-able moments and curious speculation when it came to the Don't Worry Darling cast — but this one conspiracy theory from the film's premiere really takes the cake.
Video of the alleged "spitcident" circulated online Monday (Sept. 5). In a slow-mo video posted to Twitter, as Harry takes his seat in the theater, he leans over Chris and appears to pucker his lips as if spitting before he sits down. However, it's Chris' reaction — an annoyed, shocked facial expression as he immediately stops clapping and looks at his lap — makes it seem like the pop star-turned-actor may have indeed accidentally spit on his co-star.
See for yourself below:
Even a day later, the internet can't stop analyzing the interaction and debating if the spit really took place.
Some have found the video shockingly funny, while others have noted that we're all just somehow viewing the footage out of context.
So, did Harry Styles really spit on Chris Pine?
The internet has dissected the 15-second interaction over and over.
But in another slow-mo angle, there appears to be no spit involved.
Meanwhile, others remained unsure if the spit existed or not.
But the two stars of the film have seemed friendly enough throughout press interviews and red carpet photos, leading many fans to question the incident.
If anyone can get to the bottom of things, though, it's the internet sleuths and conspiracy theorists who live for these viral moments.
This chaotically random instance seems to have defined the vibe of the Don't Worry Darling cast's Italy experience, as noted by fans who witnessed the events unfold.
The much-anticipated festival, which saw an awkward press conference where Olivia Wilde dodged questions about Shia LaBeouf, Florence Pugh's late arrival stirring up rumors of beef between herself and Wilde, Chris Pine allegedly disassociating and rolling his eyes, and Harry's lighthearted, slightly silly answers to questions about the movie.
Plus, it seemed that Pugh and Wilde pointedly ignored each other on the red carpet, as the other women of the film took photos without Wilde and the two were never seen interacting.
Pugh's stylist also captioned a photo of the star's red carpet look with "Miss Flo," in reference to a now-infamous video of Wilde condescendingly referring to Pugh as she spoke to LaBeouf.
One thing is for sure, this conspiracy is going to have the internet entertained for days.