Hi. I have a 2 part question about the infamous March 26 pic of Larry and the frenchrosebud. First, how did that pic leak in the first place - where was it originally posted (I've seen the "never again " comment Larry made about it). Is there any other known information about the photo or about Larry and the frenchrosebud hooking up. And 2nd, was the ltfandom in complete pandemonium when this photo first appeared lol?
The picture first appeared on the gossip site mediatakeout.com - As you can see in the picture, Larry is taking the picture with HER phone and she is taking the selfie of her kissing him. The picture had to have been leaked to the website by her - but it is unclear if Larry knew that it had been submitted to the site.
I pulled the pictures off the website.
As for the fandom - OH WHAT A DAY THAT WAS. First was the confusion as if it was Larry or Laurent. The mirrored reflection threw some people off, but upon taking a closer look, the tattoos and jeweled skull ring didn’t lie. I believe Mediatakeout mixed up the name as well - not the first time a gossip site mixed up the names.
Once it was established it was Larry, it was the tale of two fandoms. The Tumblr crew were up to their creative shenanigans having fun and celebrating the pic. A few photoshop masterpieces were created and it was deemed an LT national holiday. We also clowned about the fact that as the picture hit, Lylah and Lilo were en route to Portugal for the final show of the MCWT. Ohhh to be a fly on the wall for that convo.
Meanwhile in an alternate universe, the IG girls were shocked, saddened, and worried about Larry’s feelings. They demanded the picture NOT be posted and harassed fans who posted to delete it out of “respect” for poor Larry who must be “so humiliated”. They demanded an explanation as to why innocent sweet Larry would ever allow himself to be a part of such shameful behavior as they tagged him several thousand times. Larry appeased the ludicrous outcry with a “never again” response, knowing damn well he didn’t owe ANYONE an explanation or a sorry.
He wasn’t sorry it happened because we all know there was some serious “surfboarding” going on based on the bathtub remanence in the background, he was just sorry he had to apologize to shut them all up.