2022 is off to a rocky start for Harry Styles…morally speaking.
Sigh, let’s get back on track, shall we?
On January 12th, It was announced by his official headquarters accounts across social media that Harry Styles will be headlining the already sold-out Coachella festival on its big return from a two-year hiatus, which was brought on unexpectedly in 2020 as a result of the pandemic that mercilessly swept the globe.
Now in terms of there being an active covid threat, it remains a mystery why Coachella felt April 2022 was a safe time to return. New variants of the virus continue to emerge every few months, the latest being even more transmissible than the one that preceded it.
Although I suppose none of this variant nonsense truly matters when the elitists who once preached to us about how to live our lives at the start of the pandemic suddenly decided the virus is now irrelevant because they want to make money and have fun again.
Case and point: Harry Styles.
I’m old enough to remember a few finger-wagging “stay at home” messages from Harry himself, as well as this oh-so charitable 2020 t-shirt campaign he launched to prove how virtuous and giving he was at the start of the pandemic.
But it turns out he’s just another poser. Yet another sanctimonious Hollywood hypocrite creating rules for the public they don’t intend to adhere to themselves.
Harry’s hypocrisy would explain why he decided to hike it all the way to Italy over the holidays despite rising covid numbers (as a result of the new variants) and vacation with his entire family (and Weinstein’s bestie Olivia Wilde) instead of staying home in the UK, which would have served just as well if the virus was truly of concern to any of them.
Harry later proceeded to attend a packed and maskless New Year’s Eve party hosted by his bestie James Corden…
And well…we all know how that turned out:
Taking all of this covid variant talk into consideration, there is still a very real chance Coachella 2022 might be shelved again, and I can think of a few people who would be totally ecstatic about that coming to pass. Probably the thousands of non-US Love On Tour ticket holders Harry has neglected for years now, who purchased seats in 2019 to see him perform Fine Line live and have been abandoned in a concert-goer purgatory of sorts ever since.
Many ticketholders are reportedly stuck in this dreadful (and dare I say highly unethical) limbo where their shows have been postponed indefinitely, yet they are unable to receive refunds. Yikes! For many, depending on their local ticket distributors, they are allegedly unable to obtain a refund because the shows have not been officially “cancelled” yet, but at the same time there has been no further communication from Harry Styles or his team about what these abandoned fans can expect next.
This has been an ongoing issue for years, since the tickets originally went on sale in NOVEMBER 2019! The very least Harry and his moronic team can do is ADDRESS the flipping issue like professionals? Is that really too much to ask? Are you that busy, dude? Doing what, exactly? Dragging around sweaters to feed into your desperate PR ploy to garner more attention for your upcoming movie?
A film that also happens to feature the son (Nick Kroll) of Harvey Weinstein’s biggest henchman (Jules Kroll) whose firm unapologetically silenced and intimidated his most vocal victim. But Harry being buddy-buddy with this dude shouldn’t surprise any of us in the least, since he is openly dating Weinstein’s bestie Olivia Wilde, who was name-dropped in a Weinstein allegation years before the 2017 Ronan Farrow exposé dropped.
I digress. Back to the abandoned ticketholders!
These fans allegedly no longer have access to their own hard-earned money, while Harry gallivants around the world doing whatever his priviledged ass pleases, and marching to his own amoral tune. They have also been robbed of a Harry Styles live-show experience indefinitely (while watching the US fans be prioritized again and again) and stiffed for years by him and his team on social media, all of which is far more of an emotional blow than someone as seemingly heartless as Harry could ever begin to comprehend.
And all this despite him managing to complete the American leg of the tour and willfully signing on for several US festivals in the meantime. As can be expected, these non-US fans are rightfully irate and are done being given the cold-shoulder by Harry and his lousy HSHQ social media accounts. Imagine how disenchanted and hurt they are.
Now back to his controversial decision to headline Coachella:
It disturbs many of Harry’s fans that he has chosen to align himself with the infamously problematic festival attended yearly by none other than a bunch of drunk elitist posers and Californian wannabes, and whose owner Philip Anschutz has come under fire in the past for donating copious amounts of money to anti-LGBTQ and pro-gun organizations. This is all of course highly antithetical to Harry’s shiny new “queer-baiting” and “oh-so-kind” and “oh-so-anti-gun-violence” brand.
Even Harry’s good female friend Cara Delevingne somehow had the balls to call them out on this issue and take a firm, principled stance against attending the event, let alone headlining it!
But Harry’s sketchy anti-LGBTQ associations should come as a surprise to no one since:
1) He is dating an unapologetic transphobe in Olivia Wilde who makes many reckless and degrading remarks with regard to the LGBTQ community and has gotten away with it for years now.
Harry is also still following Bella Hadid on Instagram who is a proud homophobe apologist. She actively supports and posts praise on IG for a violent homophobe (Daniel Chetrit) who attacked Harry’s ex-bandmate Zayn Malik on the streets of NYC in June of 2021, calling him a “faggot” twice in a viral clip obtained by TMZ. And that was before her family later framed Zayn for harassment charges by barging into his home unannounced with hired security to make demands about his daughter.
A lot of what Harry has done (and several of the Hollywood entities he has associated himself with lately for personal gain) does not sit right with many of his most avid admirers. It is unfortunately beginning to demonstrate he is nothing more than a hypocrite at heart, who is repelling more and more of his own fans as the years progress. I dread to think where he will end up in five years if he continues down this crash course of moral corrosion and narcissistic self-destruction.
He seems to be on a massive power-trip and a perpetual lapse in good judgement, which resulted in him linking himself with someone as morally repugnant as Olivia Wilde, and abruptly ditching many of his loyal team members to opt for a more “diverse” look in 2021. Tokenism at its finest.
People of color are not virtue-signaling props to be employed at an artists’ convenience in a post-BLM-protests-society. Nor is it acceptable to use them as a justification (or a pretense to gain sympathy) for ditching and hurting people who have been loyal from Day One, and whose appearance in the end didn’t serve one’s political aims, such as Adam Prendergast. (Adam has been with Harry since the very early 1D days.)
Harry’s “Treat People With Kindness” brand at this point is nothing but a laughable scam.