some thoughts: this is the end of larry fandom. tons of big name press picked up the larry denial & a lot of the articles are basically telling ppl to let larry die. bc of huge coverage, not gonna be surprised if grimmy talks abt then supports the larry denial, which would be huge b/c he's bffs w/ harry. then it's easy for harry & his team when harry promotes two ghosts bc he just needs to echo what louis said wrt no truth to larry rumours, so you get denials from both sides. RIP, larry.
Hey anon! I see you sent this to other people too.
So I’ve gotta disagree, sort of. I just Googled and I don’t see a single “big name press” picking up the Larry denial. Seventeen and JustJared, sure. But a big name site? Not so much.
Another Larry denial isn’t new. Everyone has denied Larry. Hell, Harry denied Sweet Creature was about Louis in a radio interview and everyone gave him a pass. The Larry fandom still exists when Louis publicly has a kid. Hello. Harry wrote an album full of breakup songs. Harry baited Larries in his promo and got a pass. Louis is back with Eleanor and has an E tattoo (no matter what people want to think).
Other than a very brief behind-the-scenes video from X-Factor, Louis and Harry haven’t been seen together in 18 months. There is nothing active to cling to.
In the last 18 months, but especially noticeable to me since solo Harry launch,* it it has become very clear that if you don’t buy whatever bullshit big blogs are feeding, you’re not welcome in the Larry/Larrie fandom.
If you don’t worship Harry, you’re called a c—. If you express any realism about how relationships can fail, you’re told you don’t belong.** If you wonder if Harry and Louis have had any sort of relationship difficulty, you’re asked when you turned anti.***
1D fandoms in general are going to shift and change because there’s no 1D. That’s to be expected. That will happen in the Larry/Larrie fandom too.
But if the Larry fandom–the fandom that makes art and fic–ceases to exist****, it’s because Larries have created an environment where you are not welcome if you dare to view Harry and Louis as humans.
If the Larry fandom is destroyed, it’s because Larries won’t let anyone believe in anything less than a bullshit fairytale.
If the Larry fandom ceases to exist, it’s because Larries are expecting some belief purification that many of us refuse to partake in.
If the Larry fandom ends, it’s because Larries refuse to be open to the idea that Louis and Harry as a couple are not what they expected.
If this is the end of the Larry fandom, it’s not because of a Larry denial. It is because of Larries’ refusal and resistance to create and foster an open-minded fandom.
*A fair argument would be that I only think things have gotten worse since I’m now on the receiving end of it since I’m one of those evil people who isn’t enamored with solo!Harry’s rollout and image.
**If Harry denies Larry on video or in a radio interview, like very clearly, will people finally be allowed to dare entertain the thought they could have broken up?
***Only Larries would call someone who thinks Harry and Louis are not straight, were/are in a relationship, and who thinks the baby isn’t Louis’ an anti. It’s happened to me multiple times.
****I have basically quit writing Larry fics because of the bullshit I’ve gotten from Larries. I’d much rather write rare pairs and enjoy myself and have only 6 comments on fics than write for a fandom that’s going to attack me for not putting my head in the sand.