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Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson Star in Steamy ‘Euphoria’ Scene

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HBO’s new teen drama Euphoria has sparked outrage after featuring a steamy, animated scene between former One Direction members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

Styles and Tomlinson have long been “shipped” together in fan-fiction stories. Many of the stories emphasize a secret relationship between the former bandmates. Despite excitement from fans, Styles and Tomlinson maintain the fantasy never happened.

Still the latest episode of HBO’s Euphoria, titled “Made You Look,” has left Stylinson satiated fans’ thirst with a racy NC-17-rated scene. In the animated sequence, the two men give each other head and bang backstage.

The imaginary moment is narrated by Zendaya, who plays 17-year-old drug addict Rue Bennett on the show.

The animated series also stars Maude Apatow, Barbie Ferreira, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney, Austin Abrams, and Colman Domingo.

Some One Direction fans criticized HBO for televising the scene without Styles or Tomlinson’s knowledge or permission. Many called the moment “uncomfortable,” “disrespectful,” and “disgusting.”

Styles has yet to respond to the fan fury, but Tomlinson simply tweeted: “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, one of Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira revealed she’s a big fan of One Direction. She went on to explain why the Louis-Harry ship storyline meant so much to her.

“When I first read the script, that was the first thing that popped out to me, because I can relate to that as a 22-year-old woman who lived through the One Direction age,” she said.

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“It’s such a reality for so many people, and so many children and teens that are fans just have this escapist world. You completely give yourself to this persona of a person you don’t even know, or five guys, and imaging the way they interact the escaping from your own reality.

“It’s really interesting to me because I was definitely a part of that, where I wanted to escape my own life and focus on others because it was easier and felt more meaningful.”

Watch the controversial scene below!

Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson Star in Steamy ‘Euphoria’ Scene

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