Harry Styles called out for spitting water on stage on tour amid the pandemic

6 September 2021, 12:21 | Updated: 9 September 2021, 10:34

By Sam Prance

Harry Styles fans are criticising the singer for setting a bad example to concertgoers with his 'Whale Blow'.

UPDATE: This only happened on the first night of the tour and Harry Styles hasn't done it again since.

Harry Styles is facing backlash over his controversial spitting antics on the opening date of the US leg of his brand new tour.

Over the weekend (Sep 4), Harry Styles finally performed the first concert of his Love On Tour tour. Harry first announced the tour back in November 2019 in support of his second album Fine Line. It was initially supposed to begin in September 2020 in Mexico. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Harry had to postpone and reschedule the majority of the shows.

Now, Harry's tour has opened in Las Vegas to rave reviews. However, he is also being criticised for spitting water on stage.

READ MORE: Harry Styles' US tour will require fans to give proof of vaccination or negative COVID test

Harry Styles called out for spitting water on stage on tour amid the pandemic
Harry Styles called out for spitting water on stage on tour amid the pandemic. Picture: Ian West / PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo, @cryinginaroom via Twitter

During the gig, Harry pulled out every single one of his signature moves, including his infamous 'Whale Blow'. This segment of Harry's concerts involves him chugging back water and then spitting it out into the air in close proximity to his audience. In normal circumstances, fans lose it whenever Harry does it but, in light of COVID-19, people are calling him out for it.

One person tweeted: "I love you dearly. But it’s Covid. Please stop taking a drink from water bottles then throwing it on people and doing the whale. That’s…an incredible amount of germs. I know most of us would let you spit in our mouths but just maybe retire it for this tour? No hate."

Another added: "So Harry Styles did the whale at his first show on tour like deadass spit out water and potentially onto a crowd… in the middle of a panasonic… is this man forgetting?"

As it stands, Harry is yet to respond to the backlash. He is, however, taking extra COVID-19 precautions during this tour. The star recently announced that people would only be able to attend his Love On Tour gigs with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. He also has refrained from spitting water on the following nights of the tour.