Louis Tomlinson has responded to a scene on American TV show Euphoria that depicted explicit fan-fiction about him and One Direction band mate Harry Styles.
The scene focused on a fan-fiction writer, played by Barbie Ferreira, who wrote a graphic story about ‘Larry Stylinson’, the nickname for the fictional same-sex relationship between Louis and Harry.
In the animated scene narrated by Zendaya’s character Rue, Harry comforts a nervous Louis before a concert by performing oral sex on him.
As One Direction fans furiously slammed the moment on Twitter, one wondered if either Louis or Harry had been made aware of it.
Louis replied: ‘I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.’
Actress Barbie told the Hollywood Reporter: ‘When I first read the script, that was the first thing that popped out to me because I can relate to that as a 22-year-old woman who lived through the One Direction age. It’s such a reality for so many people, and so many children and teens that are fans just have this escapist world.
‘You completely give yourself to this persona of a person you don’t even know, or five guys, and imaging the way they interact the escaping from your own reality. It’s really interesting to me because I was definitely a part of that, where I wanted to escape my own life and focus on others because it was easier and felt more meaningful.’
Louis has previously said that the whole ‘Larry Stylinson’ thing made his friendship with Harry uncomfortable while they were in the band, which went on hiatus in 2016.
‘Larry Stylinson’, a mash-up of both the boys’ names, signifies part of fandom culture called ‘shipping’, where fans express a desire for a romantic relationship to happen between two people – real or fictional.
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