Lizzo’s fans are calling out the media and Harry Styles’ fans for hypocrisy and double standards following rumors that Styles is dating Olivia Wilde.
Lizzo’s fans are alleging hypocrisy and double standards, saying that people spread dating rumors after Styles was spotted holding hands with Wilde, but refrained from similar speculation when the Lights Up singer was earlier spotted holding hands with Lizzo.
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde dating rumors
The internet erupted with rumors and speculation that Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde were dating after the two were recently spotted holding hands at the wedding of Styles’ manager Jeffrey Azoff in Montecito, California, Monsters and Critics reported.
Media speculation gained further traction after Styles and Wilde were seen on Monday arriving together at Styles’ L.A. home.
A source later told People that the Lights Up singer and Wilde have been dating for a few weeks.
Harry Styles was also spotted holding hands with Lizzo
Harry Styles and Lizzo have also been spotted holding hands and cuddling with each other multiple times in the past and these incidents never sparked dating rumors.
Lizzo’s fans are wondering why the sight of the Cuz I Love You singer and Styles holding hands only led to speculation that they were best friends, while the first photo that emerged showing Styles holding hands with Wilde immediately sparked online dating rumors.
Styles was photographed holding hands and cuddling with Lizzo at the 2020 BRIT Awards held on February 18 at the O2 Arena in London.
Earlier, in January, the pair staged a surprise performance together at a SiriusXM concert in Miami.
During her performance at the concert, Lizzo surprised her fans when she invited Styles on stage to join her in a stirring performance of her song Juice (see video below).
The two came very close and even held hands during the performance.
Lizzo and Styles have also covered each other’s songs and exchanged affectionate praises for each other in the past.
Lizzo’s fans allege hypocrisy and double standards
Lizzo’s fans wondered why the apparent chemistry between Lizzo and Styles never sparked any speculation that they were dating.
Many fans blamed it on double standards and hypocrisy, some alleged racism, while others alleged it was due to “fatphobia.”
It’s funny to my how Harry and Lizzo hold hands multiple times, lizzo squeezed Harry’s ass and they looked like THIS (photo underneath) but everybody agreed it was a friendship. But when he holds hands once with what is supposibly “his type” it immediately is a big deal.?♀️ pic.twitter.com/RbOu3vaXf1
— Ilse #TCOE (@ilseprivateacc) January 4, 2021
so lizzo and harry can hold hands but when olivia and harry do y’all assume they’re dating? make it make sense pic.twitter.com/fj8XevqnrR
— ً (@93lNSOMNIA) January 4, 2021
Y’all speculate and reach when Harry and Kendall are seen in the same room. But you don’t have any theories about Harry and Lizzo ever dating. Leave your fatphobia and racism behind next time pic.twitter.com/g5oNBwLuVU
— morgan (@Gucci_God_Harry) February 19, 2020
Ok please stop assuming Harry and Olivia are dating because they held hands. I didn’t see y’all being like this with him and Lizzo. So can we just stop assuming that he only dates Caucasian women? And more importantly can we stop assuming who he is dating all together. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/BrCHbCj69F
— Lucy || She/Her (@tpwkandstan1d) January 5, 2021
Some fans came to Lizzo’s defense
However, many of Lizzo’s fans felt offended about the social media controversy.
Y’all need to leave my girl Lizzo the hell alone. My goodness. pic.twitter.com/JvVoKCFzJP
— Erickà (@sandy_cadet) January 5, 2021
can yall leave lizzo alone,,, plz find some a job or some hobbies yall need to leave black women alone https://t.co/JyGJUUPfoj
— mar (@shamarkenny) January 4, 2021
They insisted there was no need to drag Lizzo into Styles’ rumored relationship with Wilde because all she wanted was to be left alone.