How many times have we had the “the boys don’t owe you a single thing, the boys are human beings, the boys have human feelings” conversation?
Apparently not fucking enough.
So! Once again, here it is for you:
1. The boys don’t owe you a picture, a meeting, a single ounce of personal interaction. They’ve poured their hearts and souls into five albums, four tours, countless pieces of merchandise and the promotion of all of these things with nonstop advertisements and interviews and press junkets— FOR YOU. Anything they do to go above and beyond that makes them another level of angel, but it doesn’t make them a devil if they don’t do it.
2. The boys are human beings. Humans who get tired after long days at work, humans who put on brave faces to disguise bad days, humans who feel anger, sadness, anxiety, joy, pain, hope… all of the same emotions that you do. If they have their reasons for not stopping or saying hello, you better fucking respect them, just like you’d expect someone else to do in that situation.
3. The boys are constantly and consistently lauded as some of the “nicest people in the business” from those who have worked with them. “Kind”, “humble”, “level headed”, “down to earth”, “genuine”, “sweet”, all words used to describe every single one of them when people have interacte with them for the first time. YOU DON’T GET TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM THEM just because they didn’t stop to give you a fucking picture and bragging rights after a FULL FUCKING DAY AT WORK. You don’t get to erase or dismiss their hard work just because they didn’t give YOU what you wanted in the moment.