Do you hear the distinction? Harry Styles simply added one other trophy to his assortment, however his followers are centered on one thing else — his lacking British accent.
While accepting a BRIT Award for “Watermelon Sugar” on Tuesday, May 11, the Dunkirk star, 27, gave what appeared like a sort however comparatively uneventful speech, thanking the primary responders who’ve labored so laborious throughout the pandemic and expressing his shock at successful one other award.
“I just continue to be baffled by moments like this,” the “Fine Line” singer started. “They make me more and more incredibly grateful to be able to get to do this job every day. I’m really happy to be here and proud to be celebrating British music tonight.”
He went on to thank his supportive followers in addition to the two,500 frontline employees who have been a part of the viewers in London’s O2 Arena.
“I want to thank my fans for being so generous to me always, and everyone in my life who has my back,” he continued. “Thank you so much, I love you. And all of you around there, thank you so much for everything you did for this country in the last year. We love you so much and this one’s for you.”
The brief speech was sufficient to whip followers right into a frenzy on social media, questioning if the time he spent in America to movie Don’t Worry Darling has softened his accent.
“Where has this American accent come from???” requested one involved observer.
“Harry Styles has got that thing I used to get when I sat next to someone in the office with a regional accent and you’d fully take it on within a week of knowing them,” one other quipped.
The former One Direction member has lengthy been identified for his thick northern English accent from the county of Chesire, the place he grew up.
Earlier this year, he wrapped filming on Don’t Worry Darling, directed by his girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, with whom he was first linked in January. He is at present engaged on one other film known as My Policeman, which has been filming within the southern a part of the U.Okay.
Fans fearful that an overzealous dialect coach may very well be guilty for his altering accent, whereas others thought he may need been making an attempt to sound “American” on objective.
“I can still hear the Cheshire boy loud and clear,” wrote one follower. “But there’s definitely hints of accent coaching for his acting roles which make it a little softer than before!”
At least one was much less forgiving, nonetheless: “Harry Styles losing his accent is tragic if he starts sounding any more American I’m taking his poster off my wall.”