One Direction Harry Styles rapped by water company

Harry Styles United Utilities said the clip showed water "heading in One Direction - down the plughole"

Related Stories

One Direction singer Harry Styles has been chastised by a water company which has accused him of encouraging fans to waste water.

Water firm United Utilities criticised a video he posted online, which shows the star brushing his teeth with the tap running.

"A running tap wastes more than six litres of water a minute," said a company spokesman.

Nobody from the band has so far been available for comment.

The firm, which provides water for north-west England, said the clip, which has received more than 1.3 million views, was a bad example to fans of the 20-year-old star, who grew up in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Sean Robinson, spokesman for the water firm, said: "This video shows water heading in 'One Direction' - down the plughole."

United Utilities said it was commenting now on the clip, which was posted last year, because of the "ongoing debate about water efficiency".

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester

Weather

Manchester

Min. Night 0 °C

Features

  • Member of staff at The National Archives in KewFree information?

    The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request


  • Andy Murray in action in the Australian Open semi finalTeam tennis

    Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage


  • Dippy on display in the Hintze Hall. Photo by Nathalie DiazFarewell to Dippy

    Your stories of the most famous dinosaur in Kensington


  • Motorists make their way over Hannahstown Hill on January 29, 2015 in Belfast, In pictures

    Wintry images of UK's most widespread snow so far this year


  • Composite picture of David Cameron and Nick Clegg on separate official visitsMarginal choices?

    New funds for your town - but is visiting minister after your vote?


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.