“I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”

Louis Tomlinson has responded to HBO’s animated love scene between him and fellow One Direction star, Harry Styles.

In the latest episode of new teen drama, Euphoria, audiences were introduced to Rue (Barbie Ferreira), a former internet star who became a viral sensation after producing sexual fan-fiction of Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

During the opening scene, Zendaya’s character, Kat, says Rue is to blame for the “Larry Stylinson conspiracy theory, that Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction are secretly fucking.”

For those who are unaware, One Direction fans have ‘shipped’ Harry and Louis as a couple for years, and some have even uploaded videos on YouTube with ‘evidence’ to prove the two stars were having a secret relationship.

Rue’s introduction was then followed by a sexually-explicit, anime-esque love scene between the two stars. Shortly after the episode aired, fans slammed Euphoria, saying it’s “disgusting and disrespectful” to Harry and Louis.

“FUCK euphoria,” said one fan. “That’s so disrespectful to both Harry & Louis. To know that this is going to blow up & they probably did it just to get their viewers up is 100x worse.” Another wrote: “I am COMPLETELY AGAINST THIS.

“it doesn’t matter your views on Larry, whatever their relationship is, THIS IS DISRESPECTFUL TO THEM.”

Some fans were quick to question whether the series gained permission from Harry and Louis to use their name and image for the scene, to which Louis responded on Twitter: “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”

See his response below…

The HBO drama – which is based on the Israeli mini-series of the same name – follows a group of high school students as they attempt to navigate life with drugs, sex, identity, love and friendship in the social media age.

It stars Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Alordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Austin Abrams and Colman Domingo.

The series has only released three episodes so far, but it’s received acclaim from critics for the cast’s performances, storytelling, visuals and approach to dark subjects such as sex, sexuality and addiction.

Watch the trailer for Euphoria below.