If they hadn’t wanted to clean Harry’s past they wouldn’t have done it. Simple as that. PR people don’t clean people’s pasts by accident. Just as much as they didn’t unfavorite that pornographic picture on Harry’s account for a REASON.
They could’ve done the denials anytime in the past, all it would’ve taken was a single tweet from their PR team yet they never did it. Only in the last few months.
Just to get another beard? In the past it was not a problem to put a new girl next to him. If they wanted him to be presented as het they would’ve left every single story run its course. They didn’t. They even stopped a fan-fabricated story. Cleaning his past took more effort and energy than organizing stunts.
You’re focusing on a one off thing too much that can be simply explained as bullshit orchestrsted by Danfiction or the pap itself instead of looking at the consistent big picture.
Dan will always be Dan and tabloids will always be tabloids. I know the fandom is not used to tabs writing articles just for the sake of writing them but that’s what they do 90% of the time.
Remember, the lothario image has never been stopped up until recently and the tabs are much to blame for this for supporting the *Harry Styles fucks everyone with a vagina* narrative.
The analytical and critical Larry fandom is used to seeing every article as approved by 1DHQ. I believe they couldn’t have cared less, the only important thing for them was to hide the gay. Why do they care now and why is the media even allowed to speculate about his sexuality?
It might be a stunt, ok? But it’s not consistent to the 7-8 denials/clean ups made recently.
It’s the same as Louis’ partying. If they wanted to present him as het they would’ve done it. Honest to God the kid has been a bouncing delight since Singapore (first officially beardless day), and if he had wanted to fight the gay war he very much would’ve. Just as much as he rebelled with wearing clothes with LGBT support, and he was very convincing with rebelling against his beard. If you think Louis Tonlinsom doesn’t want to come out then we have a huge disagreement here. If you put together the het theories and compare his own actions when he undermined his closet as much as he could, all you see is this loud raggedly handsome manly leader with a constant smile plastered on his face, even the girls have been removed from the picture when they became touchy feely. Alberto was even letting him know to be careful there’s girls in the car. No, this is not how I’d expect Louis Tomlinson’s mood if he went from one hell hole to another.
Same with Harry. He rebelled the heck out of his closet but nothing lately. I don’t see fighting, I see two happy boys so very much in love, I see hope in their eyes and a free flamboyant leader Louis Tomlinson. The gay-one Louis Tonlinson whose mannerism and flamboyancy were controlled to the level that a robot had more facial expressions. This previously controlled Louis Tomlinson has been himself for months. Either they turned straight overnight or they very well know something is coming and there’s no need to rebel because there’s no big gay war anymore.
The fandom has been trained to explain everything with old patterns but you can’t explain things with the old thinking anymore.