Fans of the Australian pop artist Troye Sivan have accused the singer of being ungrateful after he was pictured throwing away flowers gifted by a fan.
In a series of images collected together on Twitter, the singer is at first seen holding the flowers from an eager fan, before putting the same bunch, now slightly wilted, in the bin.
People have been quick to label Sivan “rude”, “ungrateful” and “disrespectful”.
I'm sorry but troye sivan throwing fans gifts away is so disrespectful and rude. Someone spent their money on those because they love you and want you to be happy?? How could you just chuck it in the trash you ungrateful fucking mug??
— ffi 🐺 (@oncorneliastrt) January 28, 2018
troye sivan is cancelled we don’t need this kind of toxic and ungrateful people in our lives in 2018
— 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕚𝕖 (@neoctlovebot) January 28, 2018
However, Sivan wears different outfits in the two images, leading many to point out that the images were probably taken days apart once the flowers had died.
people are GENUINELY mad at troye sivan for throwing away flowers that were dying
— ً (@nachaengluvr) January 26, 2018
… Troye’s not even wearing the same coat in the pics pic.twitter.com/FqlZ0K4uq9
— Miguel (@miguelsaidit) January 26, 2018
Please note that the flowers thrown away by the Troye are already withered.
— tracobabies (@Harebell_Sivan) January 28, 2018
Some have also suggested that the flowers may have been thrown away as Sivan was entering the airport and couldn’t carry them onboard.
@MaryamStyles16 said: “THIS ISN’T THE FAN WHO GAVE HIM THE FLOWERS, HE THREW THEM CAUSE HE’S NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE EM WITH HIM IN THE AIRPORT. IT’S NOT HIS FAULT!”
THIS ISN'T THE FAN WHO GAVE HIM THE FLOWERS, HE THREW THEM CAUSE HE'S NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE EM WITH HIM IN THE AIRPORT. IT'S NOT HIS FAULT!
— MARYAM MOHAMMAD. (@MaryamStyles16) January 27, 2018
@StevenRGlass echoed the statement, adding: “Expecting a celebrity to have to collect every gift given to them makes the fans the assholes. He’s still a human.”
The situation has also made its way into a collection of Twitter memes involving Rihanna and Ed Sheeran.
Troye Sivan saving pop music (2018) pic.twitter.com/OET0V0UU6D
— lukas (@lukasperry) January 27, 2018
Troye Sivan recently made his musical return with the pop track ‘My My My’, after congratulating Lorde on her comeback track ‘Green Light’ last year.