Harry Styles steals photo without permission -- but photographer gets slammed instead

14 February 2016 / 8 months 2 weeks ago

A photographer called out Harry Styles for stealing his work -- but did not expect to get harassed online instead.

According to PetaPixel, Brussels-based photographer Ezequiel Scagnetti made the One Direction star's legion of fans angry after calling him out for posting a photo on Instagram without any permission or credit.

The whole thing started on Saturday when Scagnetti discovered his photo of a Burmese traditional boxer posted to Instagram by singer Harry Styles, who has nearly 16 million followers.

The photo had racked up over 750,000 likes in its first 15 hours, without even a mention of Scagnetti’s name, much less permission from the photographer.

Scagnetti took to Facebook to voice his complaint about the post.

However, not only did he not gain sympathy for having his work stolen, Directioners began posting abusive comments scolding Scagnetti for not being 'grateful' to Styles. 

Styles has since taken down the post. 

Check out their comments in the gallery below.

Join in the talk