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Olivia Wilde clears up the 'spitgate' conspiracy between boyfriend Harry Styles and Chris Pine

Olivia Wilde clears up the 'spitgate' conspiracy between boyfriend Harry Styles and Chris Pine

The director spoke out after rumours started at the Venice Film Festival

It might have been weeks since Harry Styles was first accused of spitting on Chris Pine, but there are some people out there still desperate to know the truth of the situation.

This curiosity comes despite the fact representatives for Pine have denied the incident, though there might have been some confusion caused by Styles joking that he did indeed fire some spit across at his Don't Worry Darling co-star.

In fact, the singer told a crowd at one of his concerts that he travelled to Venice specifically 'to spit on Chris Pine', and although he was definitely joking, people are still asking the question.

When I say 'people', I mean The Late Show host Stephen Colbert:

The chat show host addressed 'spit-gate' when Don't Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde appeared on his show this week, when he sought to dispel some rumours surrounding the film, including her alleged 'beef' with Pugh.

Wilde herself brought up the spitting incident while discussing the rumours about herself and Pugh, saying: "The only thing I want to say to that, is that another one of our weird rumours, 'spit-gate', which you might have heard about..."

Colbert cut in at this point, asking Wilde once and for all whether Styles spit on Pine and saying: "Why or why not, support your answer."

Wilde laughed over the essay-style question before giving her final answer, saying: "No he did not."

Admittedly it would have been a bit mean for Wilde to throw Styles under the bus if he really had spat on Pine, given that she and Styles are in a relationship, but thankfully, everyone involved appears to agree that there is no 'bus' to speak of in this particular situation.

She went on to say the spitting rumour is a 'perfect example of [how] people will look for drama anywhere they can'.

"Harry did not spit on Chris, in fact... he really didn't, we've seen it. That is exactly what I mean though, people will look at a video that shows evidence of someone not spitting on someone else, and they'll still see what they want to see, and that is the creation of drama... that is clickbait," she said.

The director went on to use that argument to dispel the rumours of her beef with Pugh, saying: "I have nothing but respect for Florence's talent... I have nothing against her for any reason."

Wilde further argued that male directors typically don't have to face the same questions about the cast as she has, with Colbert pointing out that even if the rumours were true, it would still be 'light fare' in comparison to other film scandals.

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Topics: Harry Styles, Film and TV, Celebrity, Viral