THE BENEFIT OF AMBIGUITY AND “THE PAST”
Like I’ve said before, I think that the New Team has been firmly in place since November. However, there are major benefits to letting everyone just assume that either Modest/Syco are still in charge OR Simon/Syco/Modest are out to get Louis/Harry. Since we don’t know when the New Team started being in charge, we’ll have a line in the sand (so to speak). The fandom will be able to say, that was then and this is now. It’s a very convenient device that allows MANY to move forward and forgive a multitude of sins.
Conversely, if Azoff announced right now that he and Jefe have taken over management of 1D, we wouldn’t have that nice clean division between the stunts and the baby and all the things that make us sad.
I side-eye anything that is a bit too handy. I’ve also said before and I will again, I don’t believe the boys need forgiveness for anything they’ve done in the name of their own freedom.