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Updated on 23 May 2020. Posted on 19 May 2020

This Is Why Harry Styles Has Been Called A "Consent King" By One Of The Models From "Watermelon Sugar"

What a KING.

ICYMI — the wonderful and delectable Harry Styles dropped his long-anticipated music video for "Watermelon Sugar".

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And boy, oh boy, was it every bit as thirst-inducing and ~juicy~ as I — ahem, the stans — were hoping it would be.

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Oh, to be a watermelon, being tenderly cradled by Harry Styles.

It conjured up images of the perfect, beachside summer — filled with endless sunshine, friends, and, well, watermelon.

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And featured a bunch of gorgeous models, who took turns looking cute and smooshing that red fruit into Harry's face.

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A dream job, tbh.

After the video was released, Ephrata — a model who appeared in the music video — took to Instagram to talk about her experience filming on the set.

Ephrata, a model from the #WatermelonSugar music video, talking about her experience with Harry on set on her Instagram Live. (via @tickIisharry)

In regards to shooting with Harry, she called him the "consent king" and explained that he would often ask whether it was okay to touch her hair before doing so.

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"The people were telling him to touch my hair and play with it, and he was like, 'Wait, wait, wait, pause — can I even touch your hair? Is that even okay?'

"And I was like, 'Yeah, that’s so nice. That was really sweet.'"

And that during a kiss scene between her and Harry, she made sure to ask for his consent as well — to double-check that he was okay with it.

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"I felt like I had to ask too. I was like, 'Are you sure?' and he was like, 'Yes, go ahead!'"

According to Ephrata, all these things made the shoot feel like a fun and comfortable experience, where nothing felt forced.

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Plus, Aalany McMahan — who is also a model and appeared alongside Ephrata in the Instagram Live — agreed that "[Harry] was huge on the consent".

I already stanned Harry Styles, but now I love him even more.

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CONSENT KING, INDEED!

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