Harry Styles is finally addressing the Spitgate drama

The highly anticipated psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine and directed by Olivia Wilde, just had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on 5 I’m Not Into Enough Controversy – Will Be Shia LaBeouf’s Curse never die? – A small moment at the premiere had the internet in a frenzy over a possible loogie. That’s right, fans are convinced the “Watermelon Sugar” singer spat on Pine before taking his seat at the theater for the screening. One fan tweeted: “Somebody needs to start a full investigation into what happened on that set don’t worry darling… how does Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine on NATIONAL TELEVISION?”

Pine’s team quickly released a statement calling the viral moment a “complete fabrication.” Speaking to People, the spokesperson said, “This is a ridiculous story – a complete fabrication and the result of a weird online illusion that is clearly deceptive and open to silly speculation.” They later added, “Just to clarify, Harry Styles has Didn’t spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men.”

Now the “As It Was” singer is back on the road and has finally broken his silence on the globally-heard Loogie.

Harry Styles mocks the Chris Pine controversy during a concert in New York

After the Don’t Worry Darling premiere in Venice, Italy over the Labor Day long weekend, Harry Styles quickly flew back to New York City to continue his Love On Tour. On September 7, he spoke to an admiring crowd in Madison Square Gardens about the alleged “spit gate” between himself and Chris Pine. Luckily, in true Styles fashion, he turned it into a cheeky joke.

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“This is our 10th show at Madison Square Garden,” he began. “It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back in New York. I just drove to Venice really fast to spit on Chris Pine.” Let the audience roar with applause and laughter. Even the “Sign of the Times” singer started giggling at the very idea. Then he added with a big smile: “But don’t worry, we’re back!”

This is the first time Styles has publicly addressed the viral controversy, but on September 6, sources close to his camp denied to The Guardian that a Loogie had ever left his million-dollar lips. “That’s not true,” an insider told the outlet. However, TMZ reported that a person close to Pine’s circle told the outlet that the spitting actually happened. We’re beginning to think that Olivia Wilde should just change the name of her headline-grabbing movie to Worry, Darling.