Harry Styles’ concerts are always one for the books because they’re full of surprises. Such was the case during the Manila leg of his “Love on Tour” as he helped a couple get engaged.
But what started as a magical moment became the subject of ire as fellow Harries (Harry Styles’ fans) found out that the concert proposal turned out to be fake.
In case you missed it: three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Harry Styles delighted his Filipino fans as he brought his “Love on Tour” to the Philippines on March 14 at the Philippine Arena.
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During the concert, Styles’ attention was caught by a particular couple as one fan, later on, introduced as Michelle, held up a sign that read, “Harry, my [boyfriend] said he will propose if you duet with him!!! Make it happen [please].”
the proposal to sign of the times pic.twitter.com/FNpYWpAQmM
— angie misses harry (@satelIiterryy) March 14, 2023
The “Fine Line” singer’s face lit up after reading the sign and granted Michelle and Jeff’s, her boyfriend, request where the latter performed “Sign of the Times” with Styles. Jeff, later on, popped the question mid-song after being prompted by the singer.
Despite the lack of an engagement ring, Michelle said “yes,” which made Styles and concertgoers cheered for the happy couple. Styles even changed the lyrics of the song’s chorus to “Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times because Michelle is marrying Jeff.”
The cute moment even went viral across social media for days as the concert proposal was a “sana all” kind of moment.
But over the weekend, the proposal once again trended and this time, fans found out that it was fake all this time.
In the now-deleted post, the fan shared an image of the sign with the caption that said, “At nagulantang po ‘yung kasama ko dahil wala siyang ka id-idea [sic] (My companion was surprised because he had no idea [about the concert proposal]).”
After the post caught the attention of fellow Harries, fans realized that Michelle and Jeff’s engagement was staged. Harries quickly cried foul and called them out across social media platforms.
Many fans expressed their dismay as the fake concert proposal “ruined the moment for everyone who is proposing for real” during Styles’ concerts. Some shared that they felt icky at the time of the proposal due to the lack of an engagement ring and it wasn’t genuine.
Others, on the other hand, pointed out that Styles could have used the time to sing other songs instead of their staged proposal.
A PSA to everyone: this kind of stuff isn’t cool.
Sure, it’s everyone’s dream to be noticed by their favorite artists and interact with them during their shows, but please keep in mind that let’s not fake and make things up for clout.
Imagine giving Styles more reasons to have trust issues because the engagement he helped to happen was *fake* (naur).
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