There’s an anti blog that has compiled a list of “Larry debunks,” and because I like to stay honest, I read through them. Here’s what I can tell you.
Anti’s are usually “pro” another ship, typically Narry or Zarry
The most notes they had on any post was 492. 60% of all of their debunk posts had less than 100 notes. Most of them were reblogged with tags like “narry is real.”
80% of the posts were debunking shit from 2012 and 2013 that nobody believes is real anymore, including Larries
None of the posts were thoughtfully organized or convincing
A disturbing number of posts tried to debunk Larry by comparing it to Narry and then still concluded Narry is real
There were 3 blogs who did all the debunking
Basically, 3 antis, all of them Narries, are living on anxiety and offerings to an altar featuring Bullshit 1.0 and Elounor tweets.
Here’s what 1DHQ and antis want us to think the fandom looks like:
Here’s what the actual make-up is like:
1DHQ has created a narrative predicated on the concept of the silent majority, overly insisting that nobody believes in Larry, that anyone who does is deluded and antagonistic, when in reality, the antis are the vocal minority. The update accounts, supported by the 1DHQ machine, perpetuate this on a fan-to-fan level. It’s why Twitter can be so vocally anti at times.
Significantly more fans and casual observers can be classified as neutral than larrie or anti. As the curve trends to the larrie side, the antis will get increasingly vocal and vicious, but they have little to no real support. The fandom is a bubble. We exist in a vacuum where the sides appear to be clearly divided, but that’s not the case.
Don’t be fooled. Antis are not the majority. Larries aren’t even the majority. But the Larries are growing and the antis are shrinking. That is why the antis are fired up right now.