You raised a very important point here:
"We also know that the PR stunts are still happening but almost solely for the fandom itself."
Meaning that the outsiders got: Not that important, Heey don’t knock it til you’ve tried it, Apple t-shirt, LT lashing out after support of gay CEO, LGBT article, Obama manip article, Niall selfie article, Always in my heart articles, dagger articles, Ian McKellen & Harry articles, Louis birthday articles recklessly mentioning Larry Stylinson, Harry praising Patrick Dempsey articles, and all the Larry Stylinson masterposts Yahoo made.
This is what the public got. No one outside of the fandom knows about E, or fyz and goes to check out the pictures. NO, they read the metro, they read yahoo, and mtv, and news on the internet.
2 types of articles
- womanizer Harry
- describing Harry’s own actions proving he is not straight. (mix that with the LT apple shirt and his lashing out and the dagger later on..)
Which one would interest you more? Because I sure as hell would judge him based on his own actions than the boring crap I have read about him. In fact if I spend 5 more minutes to think about why the hell do they push this womanizer image this hard, it does not take much, it really does not take much to realize: because they want to hide his real sexuality.
And then it takes a damn second to find out about Louis Tomlinson —> Larry Stylinson.
And I agree, EVERYTHING can be changed with a single action. Everything. And the more days pass the more the Larries are. We have never been this many.