Harry Styles Fans Launch 'Respect' Campaign After Singer Is Groped Onstage During Show

The incident occurred during Harry Styles' performance of "Kiwi" at the Hollywood Bowl.

Harry Styles

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Harry Styles

While performing a track from his (excellent) self-titled debut solo album Saturday night, Harry Styles was groped by a front row attendee. Footage of the incident spread rapidly across social media over the weekend, with Styles fans expressing their disgust behind the #RespectHarry hashtag.

Harry was touched inappropriately during kiwi, absolutely disgusting. #WeCanSurvive pic.twitter.com/kdo6nv1i2m

— ana (@anittaaggs) October 22, 2017

I am absolutely disgusted by what happened. I hope people know that REAL fans would never doing anything like that. #RespectHarry

— adrienne (@scottsthot_) October 22, 2017

Footage shows Styles dropping to his knees near the edge of the stage during a performance of "Kiwi" before seemingly moving someone's hand away from his crotch and rejoining the band. Styles has not publicly commented on the incident, which took place during Saturday night's We Can Survive benefit show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

It’s sad that we still have to do these trends cause people still can’t respect Harry. Call this what it is. Sexual assault #RespectHarry

— NoControlProjec (@NoControlProjec) October 22, 2017

Why can't everybody be like this girl? #RespectHarry pic.twitter.com/tMz0b0ocPx

— k (@shessgoldenn) October 22, 2017

PSA: if you ever get the opportunity of see a artist in front row, do not think it’s okay to sexual assault then. #RespectHarry

— valeria (@harrylava21) October 22, 2017

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The breast cancer awareness benefit also featured performances from Sam Smith, Lorde, Mackemore, Sam Hunt, Khalid, Pink, Niall Horan, Alessia Cara, and more. Styles' next round of shows takes the singer overseas for a multi-city run with electro-pop trio Muna, starting Oct. 25 at L'Olympia in Paris, France. The two previously toured together here in the States.

Crotch-groping, unfortunately, has long been a problem for live performers. Way back in 2007, for example, Faith Hill made headlines by awesomely calling out a Soul2Soul Tour attendee for grabbing husband Tim McGraw's crotch during a performance in Lafayette, Louisiana. "Someone needs to teach you some class, my friend," Hill told the woman in front of thousands of fellow concertgoers. Indeed.

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