Harry Styles Revives Haylor Fans with Two Words, Liam Payne Denies Homophobia

Shippers of Haylor, aka youths who support the romantic relationship between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, are getting a reboot from a cute video that’s making the rounds on Twitter, and melting the hearts of people named Taylor (or otherwise) everywhere.

Styles was making one fan’s dream come true last night (August 18) in Ohio when, mid-concert and in between songs, he kneeled down to sign her hat. Her name is Taylor, and some people are saying that Harry double-checked what her name was by asking, “like Swift?”

Judge for yourself below:

Haylor was a short-lived fling that ended just after New Year’s in January 2013. 

Meanwhile, his One Direction bandmate Liam Payne went on a Twitter rant denying he’s homophobic. Also during 1D’s concert in Columbus last night, Payne introduced the song “Girl Almighty” by explaining why it was his favorite song from Four in very heteronormative, straight-minded terms:

It is about trying to find that number one woman of your life, which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about.

  His first tweet was casual:

Then he really went on the defensive:

This isn’t the first time Payne has come under fire for homophobia. Back in January of last year, his tweet supporting Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, the son of patriarch Phil Robertson, was misinterpreted. Payne had tweeted to the embattled men, “@williebosshog huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan.”

A couple hours after, he quickly clarified that his words weren’t in connection to Willie’s father Phil’s stance against homosexuality, and homophobic remarks: “Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say.”

[Billboard]