People easily forget that this is showbiz. Celebs, especially the most ''desired'' ones will always be asked about their love life. There's no way that just because Harry is now with the Azoffs this will stop. Its very unlikely for him to not be seen/date a girl ever again until he comes out. Once he comes out & has a partner (Louis) this might stop, but even then bc the 'hotshot' he's made to be there might be bullshit quotes in tabloids, while in interviews they'll question him about Louis...
Disclaimer: this is the only ask I am going to reply about the topic because I don’t want to spend my time talking about Harry’s team nor Harry’s het image nor anything they want me to talk about to perpetuate their narratives. I’m going to focus to what I like from this promo/Harry’s image only, so feel free to indirect and insult in asks & tags because my opinion is different from yours but this is the only time I am going to discuss this topic anyway.
I use this ask to say that people forget a lot of things when it comes to this promo because they were so sure he wouldn’t be asked anything but his music and he was totally free to blacklist topics like who he’s dating….. lol as IF.
Apart from the fact that he signed with a Sony label and this should tell you all about what kind of marketing they usually do around their megastars, people also forget that:
1. this is Sony wet dream coming true: Harry Styles™ having a deal with them, making a solo album, a solo single, a SOLO image all for them to sell, groom and get money from without the rest of the band around. they won the jackpot here. they are going to do what they feel it’s necessary and he’s going to play by the rule as any other singer who wants a career. The other band members had to do the same, the context was different for each of them (way different) and the goals were different too, but they all play by the rules. Harry is not excluded because now he can be himself and be authentic, like some people like to think for weeks now, he might only want his music to talk but this will never happen unfortunately. (I think he knows this too)
2. He has a manager who organised a fake hack of more than 80 pictures of Kendall Jenner sitting on Harry’s lap and pretending to kiss him (+800 sets of pap pics in two days) for months and months, not once but twice, every time she needed something to promote, blaming the fans for doing it when it was clearly staged and even used Harry’s mother to make it look more ‘real’. And the story about Kendall comes back every two months when needed, even if she’s dating someone else now. He also sold his own girlfriend to TMZ by making her hold hand with Harry and pretend to be a mystery woman to get him coverage about another man magazine and the launch party and once they were satisfied with the attention it got, they issued a denial through the same magazine so they got coverage from that as well. Like, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that he’s in the closet and his team is doing what they have to do in order to sell the product. Het narratives sells, tabloids want that, especially from someone like Harry who has a very well known reputation unfortunately. Maybe they won’t perpetuate it in the same way Modest did (i don’t think so, but you know, it’s still Sony so never say never) and they’ll surely give him more space to talk about his music like they are already doing, but the ‘im single and ready to date’ will never go away until he comes out. and it’s not going to happen now that he’s about to launch his solo career, let’s be real.
Again, his ‘approach’ to the topic will likely be different than when he was in 1D (mostly because they want to make him the male version of Adele so they need a slightly different narrative) and he will probably be more vague like he was in this pre-recorded interview, but the topic was still brought up and it was absolutely predictable. They know what sells and what doesn’t so don’t expect him to only talk about his music and his working process, also seeing how tabloids are focusing on this quote this morning, the questions about dating and exes won’t stop any time soon in my opinion.
Hey! I was hoping I could have a Sam!Sister request where the Reader helps Charlie hack into Dick’s computer and they both get caught by Dick and Sam gets really worried and protective since the Reader is really shy and anxious and then he and Dean goes and saves them? Charlie and The Reader really hit it off since they both love Hermione Granger and comic con? Lots of angst and fluff?
Sitting in the cabin with both your brothers you started to get anxious, you three had been on the run for a while and it was hard on all or you. But it’s what you guys had to do to stay out of Dick’s radar. Suddenly you hear Sam’s laptop beep, Sam walks over to it.
“Huh, it’s from Frank.”
“Franks still alive? I thought he’d be dead by now.” You say walking over to him,
if you’re reading this, I’m dead… or worse. This e-mail was sent because some prince is trying to hack into my hard drive right this second. So unless it’s you, you got trouble.” Sam looks up at you and Dean before continuing, “
My drive is full of compromising info. Your new aliases, hangouts, where you stored your car..”
“Baby, they know where Baby is.” Dean says giving you guys a scared look,
“Dean we have other things to worry about, like the fact that Dick now knows all of your guy’s information.” Grabbing the computer from Sam you start clicking around on it,
“Really, just take it out of my hands why don’t you,” Sam says throwing a fit,
“Oh calm down, I’m trying to figure out where Frank’s drive is.” You say clicking on some more stuff,
“Really you can do that?” Sam asks you,
“Of course I can big brother, I’m amazing. Ah hah, found it! Oh, Frank’s drive is at Richard Roman Enterprises.”
“Perfect It’s in the middle of the Death Star.” Dean grumbles
Shine bright morning light Now in the air the spring is coming Sweet blowing wind Singing down the hills and valleys Keep your eyes on me Now we’re on the edge of hell Dear my love, sweet morning light Wait for me, you’ve gone much farther, too far
Um the tweet has been up for 30 minutes and no one has taken it down yet... Don't celebrities or at least their team usually handle that type of stuff within like the first 5-10 minutes of it happening
Well this is One Direction where nothing is ever normal and there has been 1 maybe 2 real hacks and approximately 297 fake hacks so
One thing hard for Larries to grasp is that actually Harry & Louis and everyone around them AREN'T actually following their Larry blogs closely and so on. And so with that anon asking why wouldn't someone have put a stop to it- because they couldn't conceive of someone taking it as seriously as Larries did. Same with how to begin with L&H joked about Larry until they realised how seriously people meant it.
I don’t visit Larrie blogs every day but I do keep up with what they’re generally saying and even I regularly miss out on wtf clue or signal Larries claim have been going on some days.
If you stop paying attention to it, which would be a necessary healthy thing for all of them to not do, then it’d be hard to really understand what’s going on. These things are soooo far away from the realities of their lives that it must be like listening to foreign radio stations.
Like talking about Modes/Cowell etc forcing anyone to fake a baby? Being forced to go drink Starbucks? Being forced to eat junk food when secretly you’re crazy about kale? That all your friends are fake and the only people who love you are the Larries and your bandmate? That you going solo is a smear campaign by Cowell? That wearing blue jeans or khakis is some sign about something? That you’re a lil smoll bean who is constantly balls deep or eating someone’s ass? That you hate your son or are a terrible father because the Larries don’t see you smiling in pap shots? Reading about how your sister’s are actually terrible people and how you probably hate your mother or she faked her own hack?
Try and imagine hearing all of that stuff said about your own life and logging every day just to hear it. It’d be toxic as hell.