Twitter was wondering what Harry Styles really said during his 2021 Grammy Award acceptance speech on Sunday night before it was muted, with one tweeting, “What exactly did Harry Styles say that had to be bleeped?…. somebody tell me.”
Another user wrote, “okay journalism twitter help me out: WHAT did harry styles say when he got bleeped.”
While accepting the Best Pop Solo Performance Grammy for “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles said, “I’m very grateful to be here, thank you,” before CBS muted his audio, and when his audio was restored, he said, “Thank you so much. I feel very honoured to be among all of you.”
Opinions from foreign viewers who were watching the broadcast without the US’s Federal Communication Commission regulations suggested that Styles used an F-bomb during his speech.
— HS Media (@MediasHarry) March 15, 2021
A Twitter user wrote. “On German TV they didn’t bleep it and he said ‘all of these songs are f—kin massive so thank you so much,’”
Another viewer from Australia confirmed, tweeting, “Love how in Australia they didn’t bleep out Harry saying f–king but everywhere else they did,” then adding that he said, “all of these songs are f—king massive.”
Following the FCC, “indecent” and “profane content” are prohibited on broadcast television between 6 am., and 10 pm., when there is “a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience.” Styles’ speech aired at 9 pm. ET hour.
However, Styles’ words weren’t the only risqué part about him at the 2021 Grammys. He also wore a NSFW banana necklace during his performance.