One Direction's Harry Styles is constantly followed around by paparazzi, so it seems a little odd that his close friend Ed Sheeran is now coming forward to tell a story about Styles interacting with homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles, and yet no paparazzi caught it on camera. In an interview published in the Daily Mirror's February 1, 2013 issue, musician Sheeran says that while Styles was in Los Angeles in late 2012, Styles spent £2,000 to £3,000 (or $3174 to $4761 in U.S. dollars) on pizza and personally handed out the pizza to homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles.
Sheeran told the Daily Mirror: "We were in LA about three months ago and he had a day off. He spent two or three grand on Domino’s pizza and drove around giving them out to homeless people. That’s an amazing story.
"People write about Harry in a negative way because of his love life but he does stuff like that a lot. He’s a pretty genuine guy. Harry only came into this huge amount of wealth in the past two years, so he doesn’t take it for granted at all. He’s really generous and likes feeling like he does some good in the world.”
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010, and the group has since become the biggest worldwide act to emerge from "The X Factor." Styles is the member of One Direction who gets the most attention from the media and fans.
Los Angeles is arguably the paparazzi capital of the world, so it's a mystery how the paparazzi didn't catch Styles giving thousands of dollars' worth of pizza to homeless people on the streets. Furthermore, Styles isn't known to disguise himself when he goes out in public. Even if he tried to disguise himself, the paparazzi and many fans in a big city like Los Angeles keep track of his whereabouts and constantly follow him.
Styles turns 19 on February 1, 2013. Millions of One Direction fans around the world have wished him a happy birthday on the Internet and elsewhere.