The Many Unexplained Shady Instances in 1D History
1. Zayn leaving the band
He wants to be a normal 22 year old, but he posts topless Instagram photos to millions of followers. Or it’s that he doesnt like the music 1D makes. Or he left because he cheated on Perrie and has to repair his relationship, hes homesick, hes going solo…which is it?!
Maybe it’s just me, but based on the guys’ interview responses I can’t get a clear read on what the ‘official’ 1D position is, regarding Zayn leaving. Their reactions are all over the place. Harry says they’re stronger without him, the paperwork was the hardest part, Liam rambles on about all kinds of things while clearly lying about his feelings on the situation. It seems absurd to have such a lack of clarity when the band has been together 5 years and is obviously close to one another.
2. Cancelling last night’s Belfast show
Liam was ill and in the hospital. But it was not serious. And it just happened last-minute. But he was healthy enough to perform tonight and will at the rest of the shows. Soo that leaves what medical conditions exactly? Anxiety? Depression? Am I reaching here, just because of how absolutely *thrilled* Liam is looking these days? It seems shocking that One Direction would cancel their first show ever and give hardly any explanation.
3. Louis is going to be a father
Just to recap, Louis has only confirmed this major news through a nodding, barely enthused reply to the question posed on an American morning television programme and the occasional interview question. That young woman may be pregnant, but one thing’s for sure, Louis is not the father.
4. Management changes
They hang out with Azoff for years, but are still not yet managed by him? I find that bizarre and this whole situation perplexing, but perhaps it’s because trying to understand One Direction’s management and contracts is like entering an endless wormhole maze into a parallel quasi-Alice-in-Wonderland universe where every turn leads to more Simon Cowell and then more stupid publicity stunts. That and the fact that my main source of legal knowledge is Tumblr. (But you guys are very thorough!)
5. Harry and Louis not talking to each other in interviews nor onstage for the past 3 years
Because it’s totally normal for people’s relationship or friendship to change so drastically out of nowhere, especially for two best friends who work and travel together, used to be inseparable and yet have had no apparent fallout with each other. This is so clearly staged, it’s insulting.
6. Bus train plane accommodations
I understand their management wants to keep their travel plans under wrap for the band’s safety, but why try to make fans believe the boys travel separately? Not to mention the weird rumour of Louis sleeping on the bus, which he apparently takes everywhere and does everything in.
7. What the eff happened to Paul!??!!
Some major drama must have gone down behind the scenes last year. I suspect Paul and Zayn’s leave are related, but I haven’t a clue how. I find it sad that One Direction’s long-term tour manager just quit with no explanation why, since he seemed to get on so well with the boys and really be a big part of the band since the beginning.
BONUS - to the fact that Zayn was engaged to be married to Perrie and everyone let that breakup go within a week, like they had been casual acquaintances - not two people who were going to be husband and wife.
BONUS BONUS - to how affectionate and homoerotic One Direction behaves towards each other. But they’re straight. With girlfriends. Who they dont seem all that affectionate with. But they’re each super affectionate individuals in general. But only in interviews with their bandmates. Or on stage with their bandmates. Or - yeah, you get the gist.
LAST BONUS ITEM - How is it that no interviewer has ever asked Louis and Harry about the many matching tattoos they have?? Oh right, their management gives the interviewers a list of about 100 questions they are not allowed to ask One Direction.
This list turned a little Larry Stylinson-y towards the end there, but I think most of it’s relevant.
In conclusion, there is no transparency with One Direction. Who the hell knows what’s going on behind the scenes.
Here’s a few OT5 gifs/photos to make this kind of depressing post a little happier! (hashtag ZAYN REJOIN 1D IN 2016!!!)
Shimmy those shoulders, boys
The best 1D interviews are dancing interviews
Pretty much everyone’s stance in this photo is hilarious
So many weird hugs
Things can go awry in a hug when there’s that much enthusiasm