One Direction fans angry about a racy animated scene featuring Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are petitioning HBO’s “Euphoria” to remove the scene.
The scene occurred on episode three of the show, and was a dramatization of fan fiction written by Kat, played by Barbie Ferreira. In the scene, an animated version of Styles performs oral sex on Tomlinson’s animated counterpart.
Fans of One Direction previously called the scene “disrespectful” and “embarrassing,” and their petition to remove the scene from HBO had over 18,000 signatures at the time of this article.
Tomlinson had said HBO hadn’t told him about the scene before it aired.
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One Direction fans are petitioning HBO to remove a racy animated scene featuring band members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson from an episode of the network’s new teen drama “Euphoria.”
A user named Giselle Garbaccio started the petition to the network two weeks ago, before the episode featuring the scene was set to air.
“I, and many others would like to remove the animated explicit scene between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson from the HBO original series ‘Euphoria,'” Garbaccio wrote in her petition.
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“I don’t care if you are a Larrie [a member of the One Direction fandom who "ships” the imagined coupling of Styles and Tomlinson], anti [a[a fan who doesn’t "ship” the relationship]or just a groovy human. This is beyond disgusting and shouldn’t have been incorporated into the show,” the petition continued.
“I’d like to see it be removed or at least altered in the show. I’d like to see HBO remove the names of the characters as a last resort. Ideally, I’d like to see the entire scene removed,” Garbaccio wrote in the petition, saying it would be “for the best.”
Garbaccio was far from the only One Direction fan who felt the racy scene was “disgusting” — at the time of this article, over 18,000 people and counting had signed her petition, even though the “Euphoria” episode featuring the scene aired on June 30.
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On the episode, called “Made You Look,” Kat Hernandez (played by Barbie Ferreira), one of the main characters on the show, was revealed to have been a prolific fan fiction writer when she was younger. The NSFW animated scene was a dramatization of one of Kat’s fan fiction stories involving Styles and Tomlinson, and saw an animated Styles perform oral sex on an animated Tomlinson.
Kat’s fan fiction is based on a popular One Direction conspiracy theory dubbed “Larry Stylinson,” where many fans believe the real-life Styles and Tomlinson are secretly in love and in a relationship with each other. The theory’s name is a portmanteau of Styles and Tomlinson’s names.
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Source:: Business Insider