One Direction's Harry Styles denies nude photo leaked online is of him
One Direction singer Harry Styles has come forward to deny that a naked picture leaked online is of him.
The 17-year-old singer insists the photograph which has been making the rounds on the internet and sparked debate among the band's fans is of somebody else.
Many said that it was not Harry as a flash from the camera is obscuring the man's face.
It's not me! One Direction singer Harry Styles has come forward to deny a naked photograph making the rounds on the internet is not of him
But what can be seen is a head full of curly brown hair, Harry's trademark, and a silver dog tag similar to the one usually sported by the heartthrob.
In the frame, the man is seen standing in a bathroom, which bears a resemblance to the bathroom in the X Factor house when One Direction were contestants on the show, posing in a mirror.
Spot the difference: It had been claimed that the necklace in the naked picture is the same one Harry usually wears
Teenage heartthrob: Harry (centre) is currently on tour with his band One Direction
Loved up: Harry and girlfriend, Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack
And other fans suggested these facts could lead people to believe that the picture is of Harry.
A shower can be seen behind him,
although the water isn't on, and the man is seen with his underpants
pulled down, displaying his private parts to the camera.
However, it has now been confirmed that the picture is not of the teenage heartthrob.
Many One Direction fans decided to believe the shot was of Harry as he has often spoken about his love of being naked.
He said in a recent interview: 'I just like to be free.
'Being naked makes me feel alive – we should all do it.'
One Direction are currently on a tour of the UK, and are performing in London tonight.
Boys' day out: Yesterday, the boys hired an iconic Volkswagen campervan for a day's filming in a village near Anglesey, in North Wales