HBO is known for pushing the limits and that is just what they did during “Euphoria”‘s third episode.
The show has already made headlines for its sexual content and in the most recent episode, fan-fiction writer Kat Hernandez pens a story about “Larry Stylinson”, the nickname for fictional same-sex couple Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
The show turns animated as Styles comforts Tomlinson before a show by performing oral sex on him.
Many One Direction fans were quick to figure out that Tomlinson particularly would never have given HBO consent to air such graphic footage, even if it was fictional.
One person tagged Tomlinson, 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.”
Tomlinson responded, “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”
Fans asked the “Back To You” singer what his next move would be but he has yet to respond.
Barbie Ferreira, who plays Kat, recently told the Hollywood Reporter that she felt the scene was important to her.
“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.”
She added, “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.”
ET Canada has reached out to Harry Styles’ rep to confirm if he was contacted by HBO for approval.