One common response I’ve noted for a long time about the 1D situation and the climate of abuse that has always prevailed is for fans to blame Harry, Louis, Niall, and Liam, as if they themselves decide to fuck with fans (like fans being encouraged to stalk the boys and then the boys not liking being stalked). And while on the one hand that’s better than a servile attitude I see of being self-abnegating, it’s always about the boys let’s do it for the boys we don’t matter we are nothing–which is an awful attitude–it still helps to see how abusive Modest/Syco has always been to both fandom and band. I still remember the attitude of ‘if I notice what the boys do on camera then they will be punished and I will be responsible for their being punished’.
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There you have it. Major props to Shaun for standing up for not only himself/the band’s work, but the fans, as well. People are bitter because they made a mistake. This wouldn’t be a problem if you just apologized. Shaun’s completely in the right for saying all of this. And really, he’s handling it with much more poise and professionalism than they deserve.
I’m never going to stop supporting all of the band, they deserve every bit of credit and success that they get and more.
sooo @vincent-vangogurt let me finish that awesome panic station sketch of theirs! it’s mainly their work, so most of credit goes to them! i did the coloring and shading and that is basically it. dom’s cap was the worst thing to draw ever i don’t want to do it ever again. EVER. anyways, this was fun. such a cool break from my own boring style :’)