Music snobs. We all know one, we've all experienced one; perhaps, if you're being completely honest, you're *gasp!* even one yourself.

It takes a lot of effort and energy to be a music snob and to turn your nose up at a certain genre - but one man who's come in for a lot of praise regarding the matter is Harry Styles.

The former One Directioner made his name peddling pop to (mostly) teenage girls, but although his solo material has taken a move towards the 'mature' end of the spectrum, he's not afraid to defend the fans that put him where he is today.

In his new interview with Rolling Stone - during which he also spoke about his relationship with Taylor Swift - he spoke about pop music and his younger fanbase, saying:

"Who's to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That's not up to you to say.

"Music is something that's always changing. There's no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they're not serious? How can you say young girls don't get it? They're our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans – they don't lie. If they like you, they're there. They don't act 'too cool.' They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick."

The passage has been quoted a lot on Twitter over the past few days, with people applauding his sense of perspective: