Forget the "30 penises in one scene" situation, because the latest episode of HBO's series, "Euphoria", has triggered fans of English-Irish boy band One Direction after the show's creators included an unexpected animated scene, depicting Harry Styles performing oral sex on former bandmate Louis Tomlinson.
The sequence brought one character's fan fiction to life and actually used a real-life example of a fan conspiracy theory about Styles and Tomlinson's alleged secret romance during their time in the band by referring to the pair as Larry Stylinson.
As many One Direction fans have blasted HBO for being "disrespectful" to the guys, Tomlinson replied to one of them that he "can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it".
I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) 1 июля 2019 г.
Upon becoming aware that the animated sex scene was not approved by Tomlinson, many fans flooded social media, calling for the ex-bandmates to sue HBO for using their names in such a context without their permission:
i’ve never watched euphoria and i don’t plan on watching it,, but this shit is so nasty and embarrassing. things like this are the reason why they’re not close anymore. and the fact that they used harry and louis’ real names makes it worse. lawsuit wya ? pic.twitter.com/AWZnciMLfg— nicole (@wybnicole) 1 июля 2019 г.
For everyone currently not aware, on the HBO show Euphoria a sex scene that involved Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson (aka “larry”) was shown without consent or approval. This fan made “ship” has hurt harry and louis relationship and is something that has..#LTandHSdeservesbetter— nevaeh (@uhidkyimadwthis) 1 июля 2019 г.
zendaya narrating an animated “larry stylinson” smut fanfiction was horrific and i genuinely hope harry styles and louis tomlinson sue HBO— Intelligent (@iaintreadthat) 1 июля 2019 г.
this situation is so embarrassing n disgusting. harry styles and louis tomlinson are humans and the way hbo reifies and sexualizes them is so fucking DISRESPECTFUL. both of them deserve respect for their bodies and minds and i hope they sue that shitty program.— harry’s cross pendant earring (@hsloner) 1 июля 2019 г.
you and harry should sue hbo for this, its illegal to use someone else's name without permission.— 𝒋𝒂𝒔𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆🧡 (@flickerofstyles) 1 июля 2019 г.
they LITERALLY said "larry stylinson" and used their names,, i'm so disgusted and upset what the fuck this is so embarrassing to harry, louis, the fandom, the boys families, i can't believe this— 𝙖𝙨𝙝 (@silouvette) 1 июля 2019 г.
There's even a petition to remove the scene from the episode that at the time of the writing has amassed over 13,300 signatures.
"This is beyond disgusting and shouldn’t have been incorporated into the show. I’d like to see it be removed or at least altered in the show. I’d like to see HBO remove the names of the characters as a last resort", it reads.