Again the Directioners are up in arms on social media to defend one of their idols. This time, it's Harry Styles who is caught in the thick of it, and as usual, One Direction's fans have rallied to support him and show the world that the singer is a good person, under the hashtag #ThisIsTheRealHarry.
Apparently, say several tweets, the defensive tweets come from accusations that singer supports Israel--all because some fan during one of his concerts passed him an inflatable hammer with a drawing of the Star of David, representing the country's flag.
Styles took the hammer and waved it around, which sparked controversy all across social media.
@Harry_Styles how could u do this harry ?!! even if u love israel , Think about the people and the children in gaza ! wht is wrong with u !— ♥●ⱤǜƉỸ Ṃ ♥● (@RudyMalik6) July 11, 2014
So some "Directioners" are only supporting Israel because Harry Styles is supporting Israel w/o knowing what's going on in Palestine wtff— Raichand (@perksofpooja) July 10, 2014
pretty sure he's aware about what's happening in Palestine don't defend him just because he's harry styles!— jade ¨̮ (@sIutherin) July 10, 2014
After seeing the negative reaction, Directioners immediately came to his defense, wanting to show the world all the good deeds Styles has done as part of One Direction.
HAHAHHA ARE PPL RLLY SAYING HARRY STYLES SUPPORTS ISRAEL I BET HE DOESNT EVEN KNOW WHATS GOING ON I MEAN COME HE MAKES JOKES ABOUT UTERUSES— cindy (@efmestyles) July 10, 2014
It seems that the singer should have been more informed of the message he might be giving by waving the hammer, especially in light of the recent violence in Gaza between Israel and Palestine. Perhaps he was unaware that his actions could be misinterpreted, since he has always been shown to be friendly and supportive of all cultures.
source + twitter