Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson in graphic animated sex scene on HBO’s ‘Euphoria’
HBO’s new teen drama Euphoria has created an uproar after featuring a passionate animated sex scene between former One Direction members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
The two have long been ‘shipped’ together in fan-fiction stories imagining a secret gay relationship, although Styles and Tomlinson have always insisted the fantasy was never going to happen.
But the latest episode of Euphoria, titled “Made You Look,” has left Stylinson fans more than satisfied with a racy NC-17-rated scene showing the two men giving oral sex and having sex backstage at a concert.
The imagined scene is narrated by the actress and singer, Zendaya.
The latest episode of ‘Euphoria’ focused on a character who’s a popular fanfiction writer.
During the show, an animated NC-17-rated fan fiction scene with 1D’s Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson was shown, and fans are asking for the scene to be removed. pic.twitter.com/xBV2oEUBhZ
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) July 1, 2019
The animated series also stars Maude Apatow, Barbie Ferreira, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Alordi, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney, Austin Abrams and Colman Domingo.
Many One Direction fans slammed HBO for airing the scene without Styles or Tomlinson’s prior knowledge or permission, calling it “uncomfortable,” “disrespectful” and “disgusting.”
@7rings4harry said she hoped HBO is sued:
Fuck You I hope Harry & Louis Sue you. @euphoriaHBO so disrespectful to use their names that way.
— Katie (@7rings4harry) July 1, 2019
While @kiszystyles said:
just saw the euphoria scene of harry & louis & i’m so disgusted. louis clearly said that the ship ruined their friendship & some prick decided to air that on tv with their real names for everyone to see… if we’re this uncomfortable i can’t imagine how they’re feeling
— jacey ✰ (@kiszystyles) July 1, 2019
@justjnanitho and @_louiswift added:
that new Harry & Louis episode on Euphoria was distasteful. how dare they re-create a watt pad fan fiction that made both guys uncomfortable. this ‘larry’ thing has gone on for far too long. it’s basically ruined their friendship and none of y’all care.
— Jnani (@justjnanitho) July 1, 2019
Y’LL FUCKING BULLSHIT. I will not support @HBO @euphoriaHBO, this is so disrespectful to Louis and Harry. Louis didn’t even approve it because no one contacted him about this.
Yes I’m a larrie but I don’t like this, this is so disgusting. I hope it will get deleted.
— ᴅʀᴇᴀ (@_louiswift) July 1, 2019
Styles has yet to respond to the fan fury, but Tomlinson simply tweeted: “I 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) July 1, 2019
But others on Twitter have questioned fans’ outrage, pointing out that they were the ones who created the Louis-Harry ship in the first place.
why are they mad when their own fans created this….?
— sarah club 7 (@sarahtalks) July 1, 2019
— ana (@_anabarroso) July 1, 2019
uhm sorry but all of those larry shippers literally harassing those guys isn’t disrespectful but showing this on a show about teenage lives is? back off.
— ROY (@bangeriana) July 1, 2019
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, one of Euphoria‘s starring actors Barbie Ferreira said she was a huge fan of One Direction and explained why the Louis-Harry ship storyline meant so much 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,” she said.
“It’s such a reality for so many people, and so many children and teens that are fans just have this escapist world. 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.”