The youngest Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was recently asked to comment about the controversial spitting rumors between Harry Styles and Chris Pine.
Malala Yousafzai comments on the matter
On Sunday, the 25-year-old human-rights activist was jokingly asked by Oscars 2023 host Jimmy Kimmel from her seat in the audience at the Dolby Theatre about the supposed saliva-fueled beef between Don’t Worry Darling costars Chris Pine and Harry Styles — a rumor that Pine, 42, recently shot down.
“Your work on human rights and education for women and children is an inspiration. As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history, I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?” deadpanned Kimmel, 55, reading a supposed question from a fan.
“I only talk about peace,” Yousafzai responded to the host as her fellow audience members laughed.
The hilarious moment came after a recent “Explain This” video interview for Esquire, in which Pine addressed the viral conspiracy theory that Styles spit on him at a screening of Don’t Worry Darling while Pine sat between the pop star and director/costar Olivia Wilde.
“Harry did not spit on me,” said Pine, whose rep previously denied that it happened in a statement to PEOPLE. “Harry’s a very kind guy.”
“I’m flying back from Venice and I’m sleeping, having a great time on the plane, I love planes, and [my publicist] wakes me up in a, you know, state and said, ‘We have to craft a message about what happened in Venice,'” the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves actor continued. “And I was like, ‘About what?’ ‘About Harry spitting on you,’ which I had no idea what happened.”
Jimmy Kimmel asks Malala Yousafzai a viewer question: “As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history, I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 13, 2023