Harry Styles’ recent haircut has sparked divisive reactions from fans, prompting his mother, Anne Twist, to address the cruel trolling surrounding his new look. The 29-year-old singer unveiled his short hairstyle on November 15, coinciding with the launch of three new fragrances for Pleasing, his perfume and apparel brand.
Sharing a post on Instagram celebrating the launch, Styles faced a range of responses from fans. Some reactions were lighthearted, with one fan jokingly stating, “Haven’t moved a muscle in 20 mins,” while another pondered, “Not sure if I should smile or cry.” A third fan expressed appreciation for Styles’ new appearance but admitted missing his signature curls.
In response to the online negativity, Anne Twist shared screenshots of headlines on Instagram, one reading, “Harry Styles fans shocked over shaved head reveal: ‘Ruined my entire life.'” The second headline humorously reminded everyone, “Breaking news: It’s hair! It’s his! Also, it will grow back. If he wants.”
In her caption, Anne defended her son, emphasizing his legacy of kindness and inclusivity. She pointed out the irony in the negativity directed at Styles for a simple haircut and expressed her confusion, using the hashtag #TPWK, an abbreviation for Styles’ 2019 song, ‘Treat People With Kindness.’
Fans rallied behind Anne’s post, expressing support for Styles and condemning the unnecessary backlash. One follower expressed sadness that even Styles’ mother had to address the issue, emphasizing the importance of treating someone with love and positivity. Another fan urged fellow supporters to create a safe space for Styles, considering the safe environment he has provided for his fans.
Despite the criticism, there were voices of reason among the fans, with one person stating, “Cutting off your hair does not change the person you are. It won’t change his personality or voice. This whole ordeal is just ridiculous.”
In conclusion, Anne Twist’s response to the trolling highlights the need for kindness and understanding, reminding critics that focusing on a stranger’s haircut to the extent of online cruelty reflects poorly on their own character.