Harry Styles Gets Apology From Daily Star For FAKE Naked “Sex Pic”
The Daily Star has apologized for publishing a fake nude photo of Harry Styles. Last May, the British tabloid falsely claimed the One Direction singer had posted explicit photos of himself online, using the rumor to publish a front-page story called “1D Harry X-Rated Sex Pic Shame.”
Gossip Cop busted the 100 percent fake story at the time, blasting the Daily Star for wrongly alleging that Styles had shared any such pictures.
Now the outlet has belatedly published an apology five months later to Styles: “We said that Harry Styles of One Direction had posted explicit photos of himself online and we published one of them. In fact the pictures had been Photoshopped and were fake. They were not posted by Harry Styles and were not pictures of him. We apologize to Harry for any embarrassment and distress our article may have caused.”
It would have been nice if the Daily Star didn’t feel compelled to rush out bogus “sex pics” of Styles in the first place. Of course, the One Direction star frequently finds himself the subject of wrong tabloid rumors, including recent stories linking him to Ariana Grande and Katy Perry.
Stick with Gossip Cop: We’ll give you the truth immediately, instead of an apology months later.