During the show – which fans dubbed “Harryween” – Styles was seen pointing out a sign reading “Daddy?” held by none other than former child actor turned social media icon Chris Olsen.
Pointing at the sign, which was projected onto the big screen as the crowd screamed, Styles simply said “yes”.
“Is that what you were screaming for?” Styles said at the show.
“I fear that there may be a communication breakdown from this distance, but just know… Yes,” he added to the crowd.
The very mention of the word “daddy” in the same sentence as “Harry Styles” has sent fans reeling, with one saying on Twitter: “Good morning to Harry Styles replying ‘yes?’ to a sign saying ‘daddy?’ not one, not two, but THREE f**king times only.”
Critics of the singer have regularly argued that Styles “queerbaits” his fans by adopting queer fashion trends and starring in gay roles without actually labelling himself as part of the LGBTQ+ community.