JTA — In what seems like a bid to become even more popular among Jewish tweens of the female persuasion, Harry Styles of the band One Direction paid a visit to the Manhattan kosher restaurant Le Marais on Aug. 22, The Algeminer reports.
The British hearthrob was even wearing a kipah — a blue knitted number embroidered with his name. According to Twitter, it was a birthday gift from director friend Ben Winston.
While Styles, who sports a Hebrew tattoo (Jemma, the name of his older sister) and occasionally tweets in Yiddish, is obviously quite philosemitic, he is not in fact Jewish.
Don’t believe us? Ask his dad, who recently issued this statement to curious fans:
“Still lots of queries asking if H is some % Jewish? No idea where any rumors came from in but, categorically, he is 0% Jewish. Not at all.”
Congratulations to @benwinston for his VMA last night.. I'm filled with nachas. Mazeltov!
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) August 26, 2013