The spitting allegations do not seem to go anywhere.
Following the Venice Film Festival premiere of Olivia Wilde's 'Don't Worry Darling', social media has been dragged into a full-scale investigation of an incident between the movie stars Harry Styles and Chris Pine. One particular video from the premiere got people thinking that Styles… spat on Pine as he was getting seated next to him.
However, according to an official representative for Pine cited by Variety, the alleged spitting incident simply did not happen.
"This is a ridiculous story — a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation," the representative told Variety.
According to the spokesperson, "there is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist".
Styles has not provided any comments regarding the allegations. However, the statement by Pine's representative did not seem to convince social media users who continue to insist that the footage of the incident proves the spokesperson wrong.
Some people believe that the entire interaction between Pine and Styles would be even more bizarre if the spitting did not happen.
In the now-notorious video of the alleged spitting incident, Styles indeed looks a lot like doing the thing he is accused of. To make matters worse, Pine's reaction also seems to be fitting the "spitting allegations".
The 'Don't Worry Darling' premiere has been surrounded by a lot of drama, with fans gossiping about how Olivia Wilde and lead actress Florence Pugh have "fallen out" (even though Wilde denied it), and Chris Pine also enjoying the spotlight because of his meme-worthy facial expressions during the festival press conference.