“It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back in New York,” he told the crowd. “I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine.”
Styles was referring, of course, to a video from the Venice Film Festival that went viral earlier this week. No spit can be seen in the footage, but some saliva truthers thought the clip showed Styles spitting on “Don’t Worry Darling” costar Pine at the premiere.
For one night, at least, Styles jokingly embraced the controversy. And much like #Spitgate itself, Styles’ latest comments were caught on video from multiple angles:
“Don’t Worry Darling” is slated to be released on Sept. 23. Here’s a trailer for the film: