Harry Styles, Taylor Swift 'sex tape' sparks web meltdown
Excited Facebook users promised erotic home movie featuring pop"s famous former flames
THE internet experienced a massive convulsion yesterday when a message appeared on Facebook offering users a glimpse of a sex tape made by former love birds Harry Styles and Taylor Swift.
The message said that the "famous singer Taylor Swift" had had her iPhone hacked and a sex tape featuring her and One Direction boyfriend had been "leaked on the internet". Swift's publicists had closed down most of the websites hosting the video, the anonymous poster said, but "we found a working one! Watch the video before it"s taken down!"
Not surprisingly, an awful lot of people wanted a look. Sadly, those who clicked on the link were not treated to steamy footage of 'Haylor' in a bedroom clinch. Instead they were "redirected to a whole lot of surveys and pages requesting their personal details," the Daily Mirror says.
The paper says it isn't surprised the 'sex tape' turned out to be yet another internet scam because "Taylor"s way too lovely for such smuttiness". And if she made a tape it would probably be a documentary about French furniture or grandfather clocks given that she has a passionate interest in antiques.
On the other hand, Styles would be more likely to film his nocturnal gymnastics because he recently enjoyed the company of a stripper at his birthday party, reasons the Mirror.
Perhaps Styles and Swift will discuss the bogus sex tape on 20 February at the 2013 Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena. Swift was a late addition to the line-up of performers which includes Robbie Williams, Muse, Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande - and One Direction.
Swift is expected to sing either We are Never Ever Going to get Back Together or another of her hits I Knew You Were Trouble. Either way, Styles should get the message loud and clear.