Harry Styles Fans 'Laughed' Through Mitski's Set
by Bailey Richards
15 June 2022
The girls are fighting. In a now-deleted video, a TikTok user who attended Harry Styles’ June 11 show at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland said “anyone else traumatised by mitski at Harry styles” with the caption “no bcos wtf was that.” Unsurprisingly, Mitski fans are not happy.
In addition to the original TikTok claiming that the “Nobody” singer — who is known for her interpretive dances and unique performances — “traumatised” them, other attendees reportedly called her “scary,” and videos from the concert show Styles’ fans laughing and talking throughout her set.
\u201call the people who are making fun of mitski & disrespecting her interpretative dances, clearly have no substance nor a mind of their own. but if that was harry styles who did that people would be eating it up. hmmmm i wonder why\u201d— maya \u2766 (@maya \u2766) 1655152053
Another common complaint from the former One Direction band member’s fanbase was that Mitski’s performance was too sexual, as she used her microphone in provocative ways. Several TikTok users pointed out the hypocrisy, racism and sexism in this commentary, as Styles is known, praised and thirsted after — but never criticized — for his similarly provocative dance moves (and other sexual aspects of his performances, like the footage of animals mating he used at his Coachella set.)
Others came for Styles and his fans with a “this you?” approach, making fun of his fashion choices and past photoshoots. (The infamous “Pilgrim Harry” photo from the Fine Line photoshoot came up more than once.)
\u201charry stan\u2019s calling mitski weird like he didn\u2019t do this\u201d— hayley. (@hayley.) 1655233457
Including the Glasgow show, Mitski is the opening act for five of Styles’ Love on Tour shows at three different stadiums throughout the United Kingdom. Blood Orange, Wolf Alice, Wet Leg — whose song “Wet Dream” was recently covered by Styles — and several other artists will be supporting the singer at different points during the tour.
Hopefully, Styles' fanbase will follow their own motto moving forward and treat Mitski and the rest of the Love on Tour openers with kindness — and basic respect.
Photo via Getty/ David Wolff-Patrick/ Redferns