On Tuesday night Twitter went into hyperdrive as millions of Directioners (fans of the British boy band One Direction) tweeted in support of band leader Harry Styles, following rumors that his grandmother had passed away. According to Wiki Answers, Harry's grandmother's name is Marina Styles.
On his own verified Twitter account, Harry Styles has made no mention of any sort of family emergency. His last tweet was posted seven hours ago and reads, "We're so excited the album is finally out and you guys can hear it! Who's had a listen and what do you think?"
Many 1D fans were quick to tweet their support for Styles, at a rate of dozens of tweets per minute:
Then there were the skeptics:
@Curlie_Freak: #StayStrongHarryStyles Erm that moment you realize that's not his grandmother .... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A7oVF_ECEAAMIS3.jpg ...
And some people were just plain confused:
We also saw a few tweets claiming this is'nt the first time the same rumor about Grandma Style has popped up online. Hopefully that's true and this is just another Twitter death hoax.