Fans believe Harry Styles is ‘pulling a Liam Payne’ with his new accent

By Monica Athnasious

Published May 19, 2022 at 11:46 AM

Reading time: 1 minute

Celebrity accents have been all the buzz this week. It started off with people thinking Kim Kardashian is starting to sound like Pete Davidson to the now hotly divisive discussions online about the ever-changing accent of Harry Styles.

The ex-One Directioner, who is set to release his third album Harry’s House on Friday 20 May, sat down for an Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe. In it, the legendary pop star discussed numerous subjects that were both vulnerable and enlightening—opening up about the impact of success, his relationship with therapy and how he was “thankful” to Billie Eilish for liberating him.

But that’s not what the internet is in a flutter about. No, apparently Styles is ‘pulling a Liam Payne’ with a confusing accent that has left fans stumped.

“I’m sorry but between his Apple Music and Howard Stern interview I literally can not get over Harry Styles’ new Australian accent. What in the Liam Payne is going on,” BuzzFeed celebrity reporter Stephanie Soteriou wrote, referring to the infamous viral accent Payne debuted at an Oscar Party.

Other users felt Styles’ accent had become more Americanised. “No I need to know what the hell [Harry Styles’] accent is and where the hell has it come from! It’s gone Doncaster to Alabama,” one tweet read. Another wrote, “I love Harry Styles so much but what’s with his accent—so many different accents in one. “That’s the accent of a lad who has come back from his gap year travels,” a third said.

Emily Baker, the TV Editor at The i, also admitted: “I shan’t be watching or engaging in any of the Harry Styles interview content because I cannot stomach the change in his lovely northern accent. Thanks for understanding.”

The artist is set to debut a one-off show at Brixton’s O2 Academy on Tuesday 24 May as part of the new album release following a similar one-off show in New York on Friday 20 May. Meanwhile, his Love On Tour stadium shows in the UK are set to begin in June.

Keep On Reading

By Jack Ramage

Gen Alpha, Gen iPad: What’s the consequence of raising a generation of iPad kids?

By Emma O'Regan-Reidy

Why are Gen Zers putting bows on everything? Explaining the coquette ribbon obsession

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Mom breaks into school and brutally assaults daughter’s teacher in front of 25 children

By Abby Amoakuh

JoJo Siwa reveals she spent a staggering $50,000 on this surprising cosmetic surgery procedure

By Charlie Sawyer

Non-English speaking artists are taking over the music industry, here’s why

By Abby Amoakuh

Neuralink’s human implant success sparks fear for the future of society

By Charlie Sawyer

Donald Glover’s Mr & Mrs Smith TV show has got people gagging

By Charlie Sawyer

Why is #FreeLiamNissan trending on Twitter and what does Elon Musk have to do with Liam Neeson?

By Charlie Sawyer

Man partied for four days unaware he had been shot in the head

By Abby Amoakuh

Everything you need to know about David Cameron’s ridiculous meeting with Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago

By Charlie Sawyer

How to become a sugar baby: Everything you need to know about pursuing a safe sugar lifestyle

By Abby Amoakuh

The real story behind Netflix’s One Day and why it will make you cry your eyes out

By Charlie Sawyer

Quiet on Set documentary: Nickelodeon star Drake Bell details extensive sexual assault at 15 by Brian Peck

By Lois Freeman

From war zones to fashion runways: Model agencies exposed for recruiting women in refugee camps

By Charlie Sawyer

Dan Schneider addresses accusations revealed in Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV 

By Abby Amoakuh

Griselda Blanco’s son Michael reveals new Netflix series is inaccurate and files lawsuit

By Abby Amoakuh

Videos circulate of CEO Sanjay Shah dying in freak accident in front of 700 people at company party

By Charlie Sawyer

Billionaire George Soros targets Hispanic voting bloc and Republicans throw low blows in 4th debate

By Charlie Sawyer

Introducing Gag City, the AI universe created by Barbz to celebrate Nick Minaj’s album Pink Friday 2

By Abby Amoakuh

Why is Huda Beauty being boycotted? Here’s a breakdown of founder Huda Kattan’s numerous controversies