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What do Taylor Swift and Yoko Ono have in common?

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Daisy Dumas

Taylor Swift, 22, and Harry Styles, 18 are an item - and neither his band-mates nor her hometown fans seem happy with the union.

Taylor Swift, 22, and Harry Styles, 18 are an item - and neither his band-mates nor her hometown fans seem happy with the union. Photo: Getty Images

It's perhaps not what we'd have predicted for Taylor Swift, country star - but the blonde, 22-year-old is being labelled the modern-day Yoko Ono.

To the chagrin of tween girls the world over, the singer is dating 18-year-old One Direction singer Harry Styles - and is said to be coming between he of the thick head of hair and his bandmates.

Styles chose to use Swift's private jet to fly from New York to London Luton over the weekend and all is not quiet in British boy band world.

Harry Styles, known almost as much for his mop of hair as his part in boy band, One Direction.

Harry Styles, known almost as much for his mop of hair as his part in boy band, One Direction.

"There was loads of room for the rest of the band in Taylor's luxury jet but he didn't even suggest they travelled together," a source told The Sun.

"It's really not far off from the Yoko situation."

John Lennon famously left the Beatles, leading to their split in 1970, a move largely blamed upon the influence of artist and lover, Yoko Ono.

Another source told E!: "The rest of the band were a bit annoyed about the whole thing.

"They took a Virgin commercial flight and there were tons of spare seats on the jet. They were a bit miffed that Harry chose to go with her instead of them. They had just finished a huge concert in NY and all of them were on a high, the fact he left them to travel solo irritated them a bit."

It's not the only trouble for the I Knew You Were Trouble singer - die-hard One Direction fans have gone as far as subjecting her to death-threats in reaction to the new relationship, with many Twitter users branding the pairing - already known as Haylor, no less - a publicity stunt.

The Tennessee girl, who has 21 million Twitter followers and has sold more than 23 million albums, is believed to have then travelled with Styles from London to Manchester on the band's tour bus, small consolation for the remaining members of the boy band as it may be.

Meanwhile, Swift fans have stepped in to protect their all-American heroine.

Local councillor Scott Sprouse, of Swift's hometown, Hendersonville, told The Sun: "My advice is for Harry to treat her nice. Taylor means a heck of a lot to this town and of course, everyone is very protective of her.

"She is a big star, a local girl and a role model to so many in Hendersonville. No one wants to see her hurt."

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