The 14 Most Absurd Twitter Responses To Harry Styles Being Called Racist

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Harry Styles Native American headdress photo March 2014A funny thing happened on the world wide web today — Harry Styles changed his profile picture on Twitter to a photo of himself wearing a Native American headdress, and suddenly the internet imploded.

First it imploded with a bunch of people asking him to take it down, because they felt it was an appropriation of the Native American culture. And while there were some rude responses sprinkled in there, for the most part, it was people very politely asking that he select another photo. Some people did throw out the word ‘racist', but regardless, they were largely calm, measured responses just basically being like, “Dude, not cool, please take it down and think it over in the future.”

It happened enough times that Harry went ahead and took it down. (Probably a good move, if you ask me.) But then came the second implosion — fans who were extraordinarily pissed at the implication that Harry could be anything but perfect. And these are Directioners, so you know they're not skimping on the caps or the invectives. Let's take a look at my favorite of the completely absurd responses.

Okay this one's actually kind of funny. Obviously there's a much different context, and no historical significance for the appropriation of costume elements that are traditionally American, but h/t for the sense of humor, at least.

Apparently you don't read Crushable.

Should we check on Harry? Only two of those is actually a word, and that's an extremely limited vocabulary.

 So cute people can't be racially insensitive? Nobody better tell Julianne Hough!

That is actually a really excellent reason to apologize to a dog.

Okay but don't…do that. Now you're just threatening violence on people who are sharing their opinion.

I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's not how Twitter usernames work. Or underscores.

The only thing I do faster than calling muslin a terrorist is calling cotton a Socialist.

 In fact you did. I just love this phrasing.

So casual! Maybe you should have texted this to him if you guys are on such close terms.

…yes. Yes, I think that's right. You've solved it.

RUBBER DUCK LIKE WHAT? I'm on the edge of my seat here, Cora.

Is anyone else as tickled by the phrase ‘Native American hat' as I am?

Toot? Twat? What am I looking at?