Harry Styles is the 20 year old everyone wants to be or be with. He has everything you could want: money, fame, beautiful women on his arm and success. It would only make sense that he gets the title of Villain of the Year from NME (New Musical Express) beating out Russian President Vladamir Putin and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, right? I’m not so sure.
This is the second year in a row the One Direction singer has been targeted by a category made to make successful people feel insufficient. If you know Harry, you know that he really hasn’t done much to deserve this award. If you know Harry Styles, and the monstrous picture of him the media paints ever so clearly, you may think that he does.
So for the first time (probably ever), I’m going to tell you why Harry Styles is as far from a villain as you can get. Where certain celebrities yell at, flip off, and even assault paparazzi, Harry is kind even when they are not. Recently he stopped and took pictures with them, signed autographs for their kids, and even gave one the food he had because the man said he was hungry. He uses his platform (close to 20 million twitter followers) to promote charities and charitable events. He sends flowers to the families of fans who have passed away. He makes sure to greet every person in a room when he enters it with a smile on his face. He takes pictures with fans at 5am who are waiting for him, when he’s just woken up. He just about seems to do everything to promote the happiness of others even if it means putting it before his own.
I could go on and on about why Harry does not deserve the title above a man imprisoning homosexuals in Russia and another doing virtually nothing to help the millions of people living close to and below the poverty line in the UK, but I’ll leave you with one last example. About a year ago Ed Sheeran went on a radio show to talk about how Harry is demonized in the media, and mentioned something that no one had known: when he was in Los Angeles, Harry bought about three thousand dollars worth of pizza and distributed it to the homeless population there. No one had known about it because Harry did not want people to know. He didn’t do it for the cameras and he didn’t do it for the good publicity.
He did it because he is a human being, like me and like you who has compassion for others and a kindness in his heart that is over shadowed by the false nature of many of the stories printed about him.