One fan joked about downloading Kacey Musgrave’s album Golden Hour and playing it during Lewis’s set. Musgraves supported Styles on his previous tour.
Another said: “Reply to this tweet if you’re seeing Harry, I’ll personally buy everyone who doesn’t have AirPods a pair so y’all don’t have to listen to Jenny Lewis!”
Lindsey Romain, contributing editor at Nerdist, tweeted: “I will tolerate a lot from the youths but Jenny Lewis slander is an unforgivable and punishable offence.”
Comedian Sarah Silverman wrote: “Kids complaining about Jenny Lewis opening for Harry Styles = kids booing Jimi Hendrix for an entire tour when he opened for the Monkees.”
Journalist Ilana Kaplan added: “I’m not here for any Jenny Lewis disrespect. By the end of the Harry Styles tour, all the young girls are gonna look up to Jenny as one of their all-time heroes. Just you wait.”
“Imagine being a Harry Styles fan and thinking Jenny Lewis, one of the most talented and influential songwriters of the early Noughties – who, might I add, helped young women get through some tough s**t – is ‘old’ and ‘irrelevant’. Time to nuke Gen Z from the internet,” wrote Kat Bee.
One fan pointed out that Lewis could become a favourite, as Musgraves did when she opened for Styles.
Read our 2019 interview with Lewis here.