Harry Styles, star of uber-popular British boy band One Direction stopped by one of Manhattan’s most popular kosher hot-spots Le Marais Thursday night, much to the delight of his young female Jewish fans and others who gathered outside the 46th street establishment hoping to catch a glimpse of the star, fans on Twitter reported.
Styles sported a blue knitted kippa embroidered with his name, which was given to him as a birthday gift by his friend, director Ben Winston.
Despite possessing a Hebrew tattoo spelling his sister Gemma’s name and tweeting from time to time about Jewish holidays, Styles is not Jewish. Responding to inquiries on the matter, Des Styles, the star’s father wrote earlier this month on Twitter, “Still lots of queries asking if H is some % Jewish? No idea where any rumours came from in but, categorically, he is 0% Jewish. Not at all.X”
Staff at Le Marais did not immediately respond to The Algemeiner’s request for comment on the visit.