Harry Styles delivers a moving tribute while onstage in Oslo
Taking to the stage in the Norwegian capital on Friday night, the singer expressed his sorrow after two people were killed and more than 20 wounded in a terror attack during Pride month.
A gunman opened fire at three locations in the city’s nightlife district, including the London Pub gay bar, in the early hours of Saturday morning (June 25).
Zaniar Matapour was later arrested and held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism after what the Norwegian security service called an “Islamist terror act”.
Addressing his young LGBT+ fanbase, Styles said: ‘I am well aware that, right now, this means more to you than it ever has before,’ he said while holding the rainbow flag above his head
Harry continued: ‘I just wanna tell you that I’m very sorry and I hope you all feel safe in here with each other.’
‘The thing that I am most proud of in my life is getting to play in front of such an incredible, loving group of people every night. It is an honour, I thank you so much. The atmosphere that you’ve created here, allowing people to feel safe and to be themselves, and I know that in difficult times, it is hard to feel like you can make a difference, and I promise you that each and every single one of you make a difference by the small choices, the tiny choices that you make every day to be that little bit kinder to someone, to do that little bit extra for someone – it makes the difference.’
‘There are old people, and I promise you that they don’t stand a chance against you because this room of people, you are the future.
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— tildeeeee♡ (@TILDUSIA) July 1, 2022
Varför jag älskar Harry Styles? Nej, det är inte för att han är snygg, vit och rik. Det är för att han, när han spelar i Oslo, håller ett brandtal om vikten av att vara snäll. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qfk9PAAMtj
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In June, Harry played a sold-out show at Wembley in the UK, with a 1d bandmate in the audience watching as Harry helped an Italian fan come out.
Styles stars in LGBTQ+ movie My Policeman, out later this year.