Flying Harry Styles has become a meme—and stolen the internet’s heart

Yer a wizard, Harry!

Apr 6, 2017, 4:03 pm

Internet Culture

Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

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Photo via girlstalkcurls/Twitter

Harry Styles was spotted flying over the water near the coast of Scotland, dangling from a helicopter. The former One Directioner was filming the music video for “Sign of the Times,” his new single, which drops later this week. But forget the context because the internet is having a field day with flyin’ Styles. Yer a wizard, Harry!

Styles is getting clowned with comparisons to all kinds of flying characters in pop culture, from Mary Poppins to Spongebob Squarepants:

Flying Harry Styles meme Screengrab via @marvelbws/Twitter

https://twitter.com/hulkyhoran/status/849433424419074049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Ftime.com%2F4726630%2Fharry-styles-flying-meme%2F

Some have also compared him to this very good dog:

https://twitter.com/rosedhes/status/849601590394634242

And you can get your exclusive Harry Styles keychains and teabags here:

Flying Harry Styles meme keychain Screengrab via @salhtmarie/Twitter

One Direction fans have always been extremely active online, and Directioner Twitter loves this meme. Folks with Larry Stylinson-themed Twitter handles are sharing Flying Harry photos like crazy.

https://twitter.com/jornalarry/status/849365842148110336

Truly, the hype for Harry’s new career as a superspy is real.

https://twitter.com/BestDailyHarry/status/849469750069661699?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bustle.com%2Fp%2Fmemes-of-harry-styles-flying-through-the-air-will-make-you-literally-lol-49336

Everyone loves Harry flying, but they’re a little disturbed by his stunt double, who wore a less-than-lifelike Halloween mask of Harry’s face. Get a load of Michael Myers from Halloween, here:

https://twitter.com/pezlarrie/status/849713451052158978

https://twitter.com/jinminology/status/849810820716404736

https://twitter.com/FionaAdorno/status/849953786596433921

Not exactly the heartthrob you remember from One Direction, eh?

http://guccikink.tumblr.com/post/159208982953#notes

Fair play to Harry for flying on the close-up shots, though, even if he doesn’t do his own stunts.

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*First Published: Apr 6, 2017, 4:03 pm