Well well well, we have made it. Give yourself a big ‘ol pat on the back for making it through the past two days. Ever since One Direction landed their cute little asses in New York city, it has been a whirlwind of news stories, media coverage, and non stop drama. Liam, Niall, Louis, and Zayn (former members count too) have had their fair share of headlines the past two days. Honestly, I’m just wondering when it will end..it seems like these guys can’t catch a break. 2015 hasn’t even ended yet and if you’re a part of the One Direction fandom, you’re probably already exhausted as fuck and just want to have a smooth sail into the end of the year. I can tell you right now that won’t be the case. Just when you think its getting calm, be prepared for something else to happen. At the end of the day, everyone is just doing their job…paps are supposed to take pics, media is supposed to report, and as long as One Direction is buzzing around the internet, it will only increase their popularity, ticket sales, and future album sales.
Leave Niam Alone!
It’s no surprise that One Direction has an insane amount of popularity and fans. In fact, if you didn’t know that..I don’t know where you have been. Even if you don’t follow the band, most of what goes on in their lives are general knowledge, or you can at least name one band member. These boys are in demand and extremely unattainable. Unless you have crazy luck or inside scoop…its likely you will never casually just bump into one of the boys. With the danger presented in this fanbase..its likely that the boys will never have just a basic meet and greet ever again. So what does that mean for the rest of us…you gotta hunt them down while you can. Now hunt is a strong word…I’m talking more along the lines of knowing where they will be, ASSESSING THE SITUATION, and then POLITELY asking for a picture or have a fun conversation. This excludes flinging a phone in their face, blocking them in so they have no choice but to stop for you, and interrupting them when they are trying to enjoy the day with family and friends.
There is always the argument that a celebrity decides to share their lives with us therefore its fair game and if I want a picture I will do anything to get them vs. They are human beings like everyone else and despite being in the public eye everyone is entitled to privacy #letmelive. I chose to go with the latter. I don’t think that a picture, as amazing as it would be, would be worth ruining their time or forcing them into it. But anyway, EVERYONE knew that the boys would be coming to New York City for GMA so everyone knew that the boys would be out and about in the city. In the past the boys have stopped for fans in the city but more recently things have changed. When the boys were in the city for WWA NYC, they stayed at 5 different hotels, making it impossible to meet all five and hopefully breaking up the crowds that would wait at the hotels. This time around, I’m not sure what the situation was..but I know people took it too far.
How do I know this…It was bad enough that both Liam AND Niall, needed to tweet about it as a plea to get the fans to back off.
I don’t think he could have been any more clear. Liam is just a guy who wants to walk around NYC with his girlfriend and his best friend just like millions of other humans do. My heart went out to him that people who claim to be “fans” would be screaming and shouting at him to the point that he would have to tweet his frustrations. It seems like people haven’t learned anything. While Zayn leaving is still unclear, the fans reactions to the cheating rumors and other things may have played a part in his leave. One member was already fed up and “claimed” he wanted time out of the spotlight…what’s to say that if things don’t change the others may feel the same? Wouldn’t you want a fanbase that supports you, not screams at you because they don’t get what they want? I’m disclaiming here that I don’t exactly know what happened and no one does unless you were there…but from Liam’s tweets, he was obviously upset by it and I have every right to be upset when someone, “fans” no less, make him upset.
As an avid user of Twitter and a follower of many fan accounts, I would like to think I know a bit about how certain people in NYC always find the guys and will always ask for a picture, despite having at least 30 or having past bad experiences with the boys. I wasn’t shocked at all when I heard that these tweets were directed towards those fans and others. As if this wasn’t enough..it seems as if the fans stopped the chase for Liam and went after a new target…
LIKE REALLY!! I totally understand wanting to meet your favorite celebrity, its all I ever want and dream about but sometimes enough is enough…The fact that he even had to tweet about people being persistent drove me over the edge. He already asked to be left alone and obviously people weren’t listening. The worst of it all is that some fans found these tweets rude and unappreciative… I mean c’mon.. THEY ARE HUMAN! Yes they are famous but they don’t owe you anything, they don’t get paid to stop and take pictures, they don’t have to take time out of their day, their personal time, just so you can meet them.. they just gave us a new single, and they are on a tour, at this point they have given us all that they can (except a studio version of teenage dirtbag but whatevs). Why would you want a picture with an unhappy celebrity..would you feel great about that? No, but maybe you would I don’t know your life!
Bottom line is, lets treat the boys as humans, if you run into them great, but let’s use a little discretion when deciding whether or not to ask for that selfie or interrupt what they are doing.
Who’s Your Daddy?
For some unborn fetus residing in the uterus of Briana Jungwirth, the answer to that question is Louis Tomlinson
That’s right! Louis Tomlinson has FINALLY confirmed that he is going to be the father of this child. This story has been circling in the media for a few weeks now. I was on vacation when I initially found out, just enjoying my day at Busch Gardens (Yes I know it’s owned by Seaworld Harry please don’t hate me) when my friend texted me “How are you taking the news lol” Sending me into a panic..WHAT NEWS WHAT IS HAPPENING!! I quickly got on twitter and the news was everywhere. An article about Louis being a father with his close friend Briana. At first I completely did not believe it. I actually laughed at it and how empty the article was. ” A close friend” as a source never means anything to me. I chose to believe things once they are confirmed or denied by the person involved. BUT THATS THE PROBLEM! Louis never tweeted about it, even to this day he has not TWEETED a single word about it being true or not.
It’s no secret that Louis doesn’t keep his mouth shut. He has always spoke his mind on twitter. The one time when it would have been the perfect instance to use his big mouth…he stays silent. There was a show later that night on that day and again LOUIS SAID NOTHING. I don’t even know how he went for so long without saying anything about the matter. At least it gave me enough time to weigh the options. Now I just want to say, having a child is extremely personal, he doesn’t owe it to anyone to explain himself, confirm or deny. It’s his life and he can share what he wants. I will always support him, baby or not, and that will never change. If it wasn’t true, great, the band carries on the same as before…but if it is true (this was at the time when I first found out, I know it is true now and couldn’t be happier for a baby Tommo!) what could this mean for the band?
Flash back to the Jonas fandom, ahh good times. Kevin Jonas announced with his wife Danielle in 2013 that they were expecting a baby. At the time I wasn’t expecting them to break up (STILL BITTER) but it did cross my mind just how Kevin would have a baby and still be able to tour and dedicate himself to the band. Now those feelings are flooding back; Louis’ biological dad left him at a young age leading me to believe that he would never want to not support or be there for this child. Does that mean that he can’t be there for the band? That they will have to stop touring? Who knows! Having a child could create an expiration date for the band, but after all we went through with Zayn, all the teasing of the 5th album already being finished, and the constant reassurance the boys give us about our support for them and they love what they do, I truly do not think that this baby will dramatically change things.
Flash forward to yesterday when the boys performed on GMA and here is the confirmation we have been waiting for!
“From one father from another congratulations”
FINALLY HE SAID SOMETHING!!! LOUIS IS GONNA BE A DAD
Of course there are still people who don’t believe its true even though he has publicly confirmed it, but they can stay in denial that’s fine, they just won’t be invited to the baby shower, oh wells! I don’t have a fan account so I don’t share my 1D opinion as much as others, but I truly am so so so happy for Louis. He is going to be a great dad, he’s the kind of person that will do anything for his kid, he is the oldest of all his siblings so he knows how to handle children, and I honestly think he will be such a fun dad. I don’t know anything about Briana, I just remember seeing her in pictures with drunk Louis, but if anyone’s life is going to change its going to be hers. Once she starts showing and Louis starts interacting with her, its going to be everywhere, she’s going to be everywhere, and in a perfect world everyone would be nice and supportive to her. I wish her the best and a pregnancy should be exciting! Imagine waking up every day carrying an egg fertilized by LOUIS TOMLINSONS sperm?! She’s living the life!!
The End of An Era: Saying Goodbye to Zerrie
Perrie is an OG..Original girlfriend, among the ranks of Danielle Peazer and Eleanor Calder, Perrie has dated her 1D man since the fetus days. Zayn and Perrie were the strongest couple, the ones first in line to tie the knot, and a darling celebrity couple. Yesterday however, the news broke that Zayn has called it off. I’ll pause right here to let you cry it out. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!! THEY BROKE UP! AFTER ALL THE SHIT ZAYN HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS YEAR, HE NOW HAS A BREAK UP TO DEAL WITH. And we can’t forget about Perrie, the poor girl so ready to marry Zayn, being so close with her family, and having her life planned out. This news is just devastating really. How strange is it that this article surfaces at the same time that the press is having a field day with the Louis baby confirmation…
Basically, the article says that Zayn dumped Perrie two weeks ago, both are devastated, and Perrie has taken off the ring as seen in Jesy’s instagram. Again, this was all third party info and there was no confirmation on either sides. It wasn’t until this E! news interview that we heard from one of them that this breakup is real.
No one knows the details except Zayn and Perrie. To me, this is part of Zayn’s Miley Cyrus transition. He may not take it all the way but he has already changed up his hair, left behind his past, and now has called off his engagement. Let’s be honest, what will help his solo career? Being single. More people will want to see single Zayn, this breakup will give him writing material, and as depressing and personal as it is..this could mean big things for his solo career. I’m just trying to see a bright side to this. I’m not trying to think about how he has a beautiful tattoo of her, how they share so many pets and a home, or how i will never ever get to hear a Zerrie duet which is something I have been waiting years for! I wish them both the best and hope the fans and their friends will be supportive and comforting.
Sophia is now the last 1D girlfriend standing
Let’s be thankful that the only Harry Styles news is his GMA outfit! Finally the drama doesn’t revolve around him
Tight pants, Black boots, Curly hair flowing in the wind, and a St. Laurent jacket from the 2016 collection
Let’s all just take a deep breath and be thankful that August 4th 2015 is over, just as Niall said: Today was a busy week for us
Let me know what you think! Comment or tweet me and let’s chat about the madness! @shelleyann1817