Some One Direction fans are said to be devastated after they were duped into believing that the first photo of Harry Styles' new haircut was the real deal.
Styles shocked fans last week when he supposedly cut his hair for charity (it's more likely he cut it for his upcoming acting role in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk). Rather than show a picture of his new hair at the time, Styles teased fans by simply sharing the below Instagram post.
Fans were desperate to get a glimpse of the new hair so when Ellis Lacy tweeted the below image it didn't take long for it to go viral.
Harry looks cool now he cut his hair ðŸ'ÂÂÂÂÂ?ðŸÂÂÂÂÂ?»ðŸ™ƒ pic.twitter.com/sE8Sde0iOa
— Ellis Lacy (@EllisLacyUK) May 7, 2016
Ellis superimposed Styles' facial features onto his own face using Snapchat. He then followed up the tweet with a video on FB pretending to be Harry thanking him for getting the word out there about his new do.
Of course it didn't take long for fans to lose the run of themselves.
Holy shit, surely Even Harry Styles didn't even know he'd look that good with short hair, or he would have done it along time ago! Jheez
— Callum Smith (@CazLad) May 8, 2016
Holy Jesus.. How smokin is Harry Styles with short hair!! ðŸ˜ÂÂÂÂÂ?
— Alanah (@__alanahsmithx) May 8, 2016
Once the jig was up most fans took it in good spirits but some people didn't take it so well with some saying ‘I feel so betrayed’ and ‘This is heartbreaking’.
As for Ellis, he was just surprised it blew up as much as it did. He told The Sun that:
‘I just uploaded it as a bit of a laugh, I never expected it to blow up so quickly. It’s very flattering that some people have believed it, Harry’s a good looking lad.’