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18 November 2019, 10:39
During Harry Styles' double-duty on SNL, the 'Lights Up' singer named Zayn after the musician, Ringo Starr, which angered many fans.
The Beatles' Ringo Starr.
The singer - who is set to perform at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball - emerged onto the iconic stage in yellow trousers, and said "I love those guys. They're my brothers. Niall, Louis, Liam and... Ringo!" during his first time hosting.
"I'm not in a boyband anymore," Harry Styles quipped, whilst playing the piano. "I'm in a man band."
Unfortunately, some of Harry's followers deemed this joke as shade, and decided to unstan the singer, whilst others saw the innocence behind his words.
Many were quick to point out that Harry simply referred to Zayn Malik as Ringo, because - like Zayn and One Direction - Ringo was first to leave The Beatles.
ringo was the first member to leave the beatles.... zayn was the first to leave 1d. thats literally all harry meant by his joke. y’all need to calm down it wasn’t that deep— s (@louisoftimes) November 17, 2019
Others argued that there would have been a public outcry had Zayn have gone on national television and made similar remarks about Harry Styles.
Joke or not, imagine the twitter outrage if Zayn went on international TV and threw shade at Harry!— Nuba (@2open2day) November 17, 2019
Zayn hasn't said a word about them yet with the exception of Niall they all can't seem to stop with the pettymess!
However, most of Harry's fan agree that it was likely a joke written by the Saturday Night Live producers, and that he was simply doing his bit on a comedy show.