What was bullshit 2.0?
Let me start with a bit of context.
November 3rd-November 8th: Harry Styles had been making waves in entertainment news with his comment of “not that important”
November 7th: Louis Tomlinson is seen attending rehearsals at the X-Factor studios wearing a rainbow apple shirt and looking quite happy:
November 9th: The morning of the 1D FOURHangout (a.k.a: the great inquisition), The Independent put out this article (written by Jenn Selby):
During the FOURHangout, Ben Winston brought up the issue of rumors and if there were any rumors that they disliked and would like to set straight. Louis makes no mentions of any rumors that he’d like to dispel. Note, The Independent was not the first news source to bring up Louis’ act of alliance to the LBGTQ community by wearing the old apple logo with a rainbow through it to celebrate Tim Cook’s coming out, it was just the most prominent. You could make the case that he had not heard about the article during the livestream, so there was nothing to comment, however, Liam gives us this moment:
And I just searched the whole site to see if he could mean a review or something but I couldn’t find any articles about Four in The Independent aside from September 9th when they revealed the album’s name. So he was most likely talking about Louis’ rainbow shirt article.
Louis being asked if there are other rumors besides being dead that he wants to talk about: (x)
So as you can see no issue with rumors, and Liam and Louis had both heard about the article, but where as Liam had already read it, Louis still hadn’t.
November 10th: Louis Tomlinson is papped Monday morning in Hamstead, near Harry Styles’ very public white house. Also these pictures were taken right outside the lawyers office that represent One Direction. He looked quite happy if I do say so myself.
Later on that day we get the tweets:
Lottie then tweeted:
and Harry Instagrammed:
harrystyles: Funny money.
And that is Bullshit 2.0.
Of course this was all for naught when it had the opposite effect on many fans who didn’t know about, or chose to not acknowledge, Harry and Louis’ relationship. Harry and Louis had their own way of combating it by Harry’s “don’t knock it till you try it“ (interview took place on 10/30, but aired 11/15) and Louis’ dagger tattoo (11/26) (x)
As well as their very public fonding during the AMA’s made most apparent while they performed “Night Changes”
We many have had some casualties in the battle, but we won’t loose the war.