Sonja I'm feeling super conflicted and upset. A lot people on my dash have been saying that harry tweeting that pic was to bait us and yes I do see how that may be especially since it was never talked about again. But people are also talking about Harry's image right now and how much they hate it and won't endorse his music and products. I'm just seeing a lot of negativity and sadness toward harry and his team and I'm not saying they all hate him but I just don't know what to make of everything
this isn’t in response to your ask per se but it is in response to things i’m seeing on my dash:
i think people in this fandom need to be really careful about lumping groups of people together whose opinions might share a common thread (i.e. sony is trash and the fact that harry is signed to sony is very concerning) even if they’re coming from completely different places overall.
i don’t hate harry. i don’t blame him for louis’ situation because i don’t think it’s his fault. that being said, i am not going to turn a blind eye to sony’s involvement because it’s the major common thread linking solo harry and louis’ never ending bullshit stunts (and after this weekend you have to be blind not to acknowledge how coordinated solo harry is w/elounor and het louis).
there are absolutely people in this fandom who are blaming harry or who hate him. i am not one of those people and i never have been. and yet for some reason i keep getting lumped in with those people even though it should be clear as fuck that the bulk of my ire is directed at sony (and while i do question the azoffs role in this because clearly they want to make as much money as possible, i don’t think we have enough information yet to make any kind of definitive statements about their intentions/what parts of this shitshow they’re actually responsible for or in control of).
i also completely understand the people who are having trouble dealing with solo harry’s rollout while louis is still so stuck. it’s not fair to accuse them of hating harry or sabotaging him because what the fuck that’s so clearly not what’s happening or where those people are coming from! it’s heartbreaking to see the contrast. and no one in this fandom has the right to police anyone about whether or not they choose to buy/stream harry’s material.
the same applies for all of the boys, btw, and that’s how it should be because they are people yes but they are selling us a product and as consumers, we get to choose whether or not we want to pay for that product.