One Direction fans are pissed.
As we all know, Harry Styles cut his hair. And apparently it was a really, really big deal.
After growing out his curly locks for a month, the pop singer chopped them off for charity and posted a picture of it to Instagram, propelling fangirls into a unfathomable state of despair.
That’s not what everyone’s upset about though.
After cutting his hair, Harry released a photo of his new haircut – or so we thought.
One Direction fans were actually left dismayed by a former X-Factor hopeful who posted the selfie, claiming it to be the first picture of Harry Styles with short hair.
Ellis Lacy tricked Directioners worldwide by using Snapchat’s faceswap feature, superimposing Harry’s face onto Lacy’s body – and very convincingly I must add.
Harry looks cool now he cut his hair 👍🏻🙃 pic.twitter.com/sE8Sde0iOa
— Ellis Lacy (@EllisLacyUK) May 7, 2016
Tweeting the picture with the caption: ‘Harry looks cool now he cut his hair,’ the photo soon went viral and left a whole lot of Directioners convinced it was actually him.
Harry Styles with short hair😍😍😍
— Lucy Rowlands (@LucRowlands) May 9, 2016
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!! 😍
— Alanah ✨ (@__alanahsmithx) May 8, 2016
To make it even more confusing, Lacy also posted a video to Facebook claiming it was sent from Harry Styles with his new hairdo.
He says in the video: “Hi everyone, it’s Harry. Thanks everyone for liking my new haircut and thanks Ellis Lacy for getting my photo out there, saves me a lot of work, man.”
Surely at this point you would think fans would click on but some didn’t. Others did, and they’re not happy.
After thinking Harry styles looked beaut with his new hair style it turns out it's not him it was just a really good face swap 😩
— liv fearnley (@livfearnley1) May 9, 2016
So unfortunately for all you 1D fans, that photo of Harry wasn’t Harry, and the search for his new short hair continues. Sadly.
Manchester Evening News