Harry Styles jokes: ‘I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine’

We are now on Day 4 of Spitgate, aka “Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine at the Don’t Worry Darling premiere in Venice?” The studio is working overtime to shut down the speculation, but Styles fans and Pine Nuts are still arguing online about it and analyzing the social media videos we have. Late Tuesday, Pine’s rep flatly denied the story about Styles spitting on Chris, saying clearly that no, it didn’t happen. What was weird is that just a few hours before Pine’s rep made a statement, TMZ had done a running commentary about it and this was one of their updates:

We’ve spoken with several sources close to Chris about the alleged spitting … one tells us it absolutely did happen, and was perceived as a sign of disrespect by Chris. Other sources say Harry absolutely did not spit, and it only appeared that way on the video.

[From TMZ]

Yeah, I don’t know what to say other than Chris Pine is a total pro and he doesn’t want to be part of this film’s dramatic behind-the-scenes story. If you’re like me and you believe that Styles spat on Pine, you probably also believe that Pine would deny it publicly because he doesn’t want to be the story. So there you go. Meanwhile, Variety’s Venice Film Festival sources insist that there was no drama (that they know of) between Pine and Styles. Meaning there was drama at the premiere but it was all about Styles, Pugh and Wilde. Additionally, Pine has pulled out of the NYC premiere, same as Florence Pugh. LOL, chaotic rich-people drama, I cannot get enough.

And finally, Harry Styles was back on stage for his Love On Tour, and he played Madison Square Garden last night. He made a little joke on stage: “This is our tenth show at Madison Square Garden. It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back in New York. I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine. But fret not, we’re back!” I genuinely chuckled at this video. Harry was cracking himself up. Did he expect those loud cheers when he made his spit joke?

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  1. girl_ninja says:


  2. Isabella says:

    Thank you, Harry. I needed a laugh today.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes, it was quite funny actually!! I find it odd that Pine has canceled his NYC premier though.

      • Saba says:

        It’s very possible this was a negotiation by his publicist: Chris will put out a statement denying Harry spat on him, but he won’t do any more press for the film. I feel Flo made a similar negotiation.

  3. K says:

    There is a very vulgar joke I could make here but I won’t. This whole thing just highlights how fragile celeb egos are…

  4. SarahCS says:

    How am I only just hearing about ‘Pine Nuts’. I love it.

    I think this was a good move from Harry.

  5. Elysia says:

    I have wondered but not seen suggested anywhere that maybe Chris and Harry might have been trying to cook something up to draw focus away from Olivia and Flo? To break the tension and have a bit of fun?

    Whatever happened It really seemed like Chris and Harry were just goofing around.

  6. CoffeeChamp says:

    Chris definitely took one for the horribly messy DWD team and Harry specifically. I’m not a Pine Nut, but this guy is a class act.

  7. Flowerlake says:

    What are Harry’s fans called? Stylists?
    Who started giving fandoms a name?

    Was it Gaga and her Little Monsters?
    I can’t remember seeing it before that.

    For some people (all people under a certain age?) it has become quite normal to talk about fans like that. It does sound funny when you hear about fandoms in that way, like when they’re fighting: “Barbz vs Bardigang”, or “Swifties vs everyone”.

    Don’t think my parents would understand if I said things like that 😀

  8. Michel says:

    Harry is not that stupid to spit on a fellow actor. He is just getting started. Plus they were laughing afterwards.

    • Mel says:

      Exactly, there’s just so much messiness surrounding this movie that people are ready to believe anything.

  9. Christine says:

    Can someone please buy Harry’s PR team a drink – they need it.

  10. Normades says:

    It doesn’t matter what Harry says. Chris has left the room and turned out the lights for good. That speaks louder than words.

    • Sof says:

      Did you see the video of them laughing afterwards? C’mon, Chris was over this whole thing during the press conference before spitgate, none of the actors want to be part of this mess.

  11. FhMom says:

    This gave me a genuine laugh. It is verification of how big the story is. I still maintain that there was flying saliva, but it wasn’t on purpose. The fact that Chris has noped out of the NY premiere verifies he was spat on.

  12. Steph says:

    To me it looked like he was chewing gum and maybe something came out of his mouth unintentionally. I didn’t see anything, I’m just basing it off Chris Pine’s reaction. Either way, Pine did cancel his appearance at the NY premiere.

  13. AngelaH says:

    I laughed so hard when he said that. I’m surprised that my neighbors didn’t call to have someone check on me.

    I don’t know why people seem to think that Chris pulling out of the premier confirms that Harry spat on him. But if people are inclined to believe it, then I suppose facts don’t matter. Harry did not spit on Chris Pine. I’ve watched from two different angles. He didn’t spit on him. I don’t get the need to believe Harry would do something awful when interviewers and fans all have the same things to say about him. Super polite. Excellent manners. Always humble. Now nobody has ever mentioned that he didn’t spit on them, but I would guess if that was a problem, it would have been talked about.

    • Twin Falls says:

      Same. I love Harry as a performer, at least on stage lol, and it makes no sense to me why the man who sold me a sweatshirt that says treat people with kindness would a. be so bold and rude as to spit on a co-worker at a very public work event and b. be so cowardly as to lie about it.

      All I’ve learned from this is how so many people are into q’anon. The brain’s grip on reality is fragile.

      • MsGnomer says:

        There is a video of HS throwing or tossing or shoving a pie in another performers face. Granted he was younger, but in the video of them onstage together, Harry is laughing, he then gave her a brief hug while apologizing, and told the singer that the pie was vegan. So, he is a bit of a troll and likes to infuriate people with bad gags for his own amusement.

        Let us see how ready he is for the adult market. (He was on Stern covering Peter Gabriel for us.) We have seen plenty in our lifetimes. Bring it on, HS. What does he have besides queer baiting and appropriating camp as a marketing gimmick? Luck? He is just lucky and hired some good help.

      • Twin Falls says:

        My kids have a board game called pie face. It slaps whip cream in their faces and they think it’s hilarious. There’s not one for spitting in your face or lap because purposefully spitting on people isn’t funny. It’s rude.

  14. Sof says:

    People are projecting their dislike of Harry onto Chris, there are videos of the two of them talking and laughing during the applause! If Chris felt offended he could have ignored Harry. Seriously, if there was a spit I don’t think it was intentional.
    Can you imagine what it must be like getting paid to deny Harry Styles spat on your boss?