Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde call out ‘cruel’ fans

“I just wanted to sing.”
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Olivia Wilde has called out a portion of Harry Styles fans for their “hateful energy”.

Harry and Olivia sat down for a rare joint interview with Rolling Stone UK where they opened up about their treatment online. 

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The couple have received plenty of backlash from Harry’s more ardent fans, some upset with the age gap (there is 10 years between the two) or the fact that Olivia was the director on the film Harry was working on when they met. 

“It’s obviously a difficult feeling to feel like being close to me means you’re at the ransom of a corner of Twitter or something,” Harry said

“I just wanted to sing. I didn’t want to get into it if I was going to hurt people like that.”

Harry at a concert
“I just wanted to sing.” (Credit: Getty)

Despite being on the receiving end of this hate, Olivia was quick to point out that it is only a portion of Harry’s fan base.

“What I don’t understand about the cruelty you’re referencing is that that kind of toxic negativity is the antithesis of Harry, and everything he puts out there,” she said. 

“I don’t personally believe the hateful energy defines his fan base at all. The majority of them are true champions of kindness.”

According to Harry, warning potential partners about his fans is a conversation he has to have early in a relationship. 

“Can you imagine going on a second date with someone and being like, ‘OK, there’s this corner of the [internet], and they’re going to say this, and it’s going to be really crazy, and they’re going to be really mean, and it’s not real…. But anyway, what do you want to eat?’” he explained.

Harry and Olivia leave a resturant
Harry and Olivia were first linked in 2020 (Credit: Getty)

Olivia and Harry met on the set of Olivia’s film Don’t Worry Darling in which Harry plays a leading role.

The couple have been mostly quiet about their relationship which has only fueled the rumours around them, including the suggestion that Olivia started seeing Harry while she was still with her fiance Jason Sudeikis.

Olivia and Jason split in 2020 and until recently were engaged in a messy custody battle over their two children. 

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