Harry Styles assists a fan in coming out to his or her mother during the Love on Tour show.
Harry Styles is once again transforming lives.
During his Wednesday night concert in Wisconsin, the Grammy-winning performer assisted one fan in coming out to her mother via Jumbotron.
During the Love on Tour performance in Milwaukee, Styles noticed 23-year-old fan McKinley McConnell’s sign imploring with him to inform her mother, who was also in attendance.
“My mother is incarcerated in Section 201. “Assist me in coming out,” McConnell’s sign read, scribbled in red paint and embellished with countless pink hearts.
Lisa, who was seated several rows behind her daughter, reportedly missed McConnell’s sign at first, but Styles did — and abruptly halted the act to fulfill the request.
Social media users posted video of the uplifting interaction, which shows Styles, 27, crouching at the stage’s edge to address McConnell in the pit. (Fortuitous lady!)
“What would you like to tell your mother?” he inquired of McConnell, a California college student. “I can inform her if you wish.”
Excited supporters continued to cheer as McConnell hesitantly said, “Okay, there are a lot of people!”
“There are a lot of people,” an amused Styles encouraged her. Were you unaware? “Have you considered this?”
“OK, do you want to tell her or should I?” he inquired again. “I’m sure I can tell her, no problem.”
He pranced to the other side of the platform to address mum, who appeared on the screen above, many sections beyond.
Without missing a beat, Styles exclaimed, “Lisa, she’s homosexual!” to the shouts of the crowd. Lisa can be seen on the Jumbotron sheepishly covering her face with her hands — appearing in astonishment — and then raising her head to blow a kiss towards the stage and her daughter below.
“I’m not trying to ruin the moment, but wouldn’t it be good if you were a little closer?” Styles have been added.
McConnell later told NBC News that she and her mother had travelled from Los Angeles to attend the Midwest show — which explains why they were seated so far apart.
“I literally obtained the ticket for her at the last minute,” she explained. “I was fortunate to obtain a ticket for myself to the general admission pit. My mother, as far as I am aware, would not have been up for the pit.”
McConnell also informed the news organization that her mother was unsurprised. “You’ve always had a flair for the dramatic,” McConnell recalls his mother saying.
“I consider myself really fortunate that both of my parents are so supportive,” McConnell continued. “And I believe they have always suspected, even if you pretend otherwise. She just kept emphasizing how much she adores and admires me.”
The fan expressed gratitude on social media, writing, “Thank you for creating a safe space for me.” Thank you for allowing me to grow as a fan with you. I’d like to express my gratitude for assisting me in discovering who I am. “I appreciate it,” she wrote.
She continued, “Mom is happy & also wanted everyone to know she had the finest time & couldn’t stop dancing,” in a follow-up tweet. Lisa also scored some beautiful Styles merch.
According to various outlets, Styles has become the go-to messenger for fans seeking to come out in public, including a recent event in Connecticut and a prior one in 2018 — both of which he broke the news the same way: “Tina, she’s lesbian!”