What did you think was going to happen when you favorited a tweet from an adult performer?
Sometimes journalists are called upon to do truly important cultural work. Today #HarryDontLickAnything is a worldwide trend on Twitter, and I’m here to explain why. You might want to make sure you’re sitting down.
@ItzFuckingJess is the Internet handle for an up-and-coming erotic star who does private Skype shows. On her (very NSFW) Twitter account, she has a steady stream of erotic and explicit photos and messages to her 60,000 followers—a number that’s skyrocketing today thanks to a very unexpected source: a member of One Direction.
Last night, apparently just before going offline, Styles favorited a very provocative, extremely not-work-safe tweet that Jess made in May.
Styles’s fav (he’s since unfavorited the tweet) was instantly spotted by the eagle-eyed One Direction fandom, who immediately had a meltdown over it. The fav could have been accidental—after all, as of last night, Styles only had 11 favorites total. But the tweet was made in May, so it would be hard to imagine Styles stumbling across it unless he went looking for it, if you get our drift. And as One Direction fans know, it wouldn't be the first time he's wandered into scandal over this particular anatomical area.
Jess's Twitter was promptly bombarded by shocked and/or delighted 1D fans.
haha holy shit— Jess (@itzfuckingjess) July 7, 2014
As for Styles, when he realized what had happened, he promptly went into damage control mode, which in proper 1D form meant... favoriting lots of pictures of puppies and kittens.
Gosh, Harry, even when you're in the middle of a sex scandal, you're just so adorbs.
Then he did the Internet equivalent of conspicuous thumb-twiddling.
Sooooo... The weather?— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) July 7, 2014
And received this cheeky response back from his BFF, UK DJ Nick Grimshaw:
We're with Grimmy: We saw no evil, honest! But Jess may not be quite ready to let this moment go:
And who can blame her, really? It's not every day you get noticed by the world's most-wanted pop idol. Hey, it's not a meet-cute based on an unexpected between two quirky personalities.
But it's the Internet. Faving your porn pic is pretty much the next best thing.