In the beginning, a lot of us larries were against it bc we didn’t want to remind the boys of how bad their closeting situation was and we just wanted them to have a good time.
But now, it’s a whole different thing. The acknowledgement for these signs is not only coming from liam but it’s also coming from the camera and director crew.
A few years ago, I went to a Jon Stewart and Colbert rally in Washington, D.C., I was standing in the second section, behind hundreds and hundreds of people. During jons welcome speech, the camera panned the crowds and people would get hype seeing themselves on screen, and much like 1d concerts these screens were huge and all over the place. As Jon transitioned into speaking about diversity, I saw a camera crew headed towards my section. This cameraman panned the whole row, but stopped right in front of me, and my hijabi Indian face was plastered over 10 screens spanning the entire field, for not only the thousands of attendees to see, but the millions watching from home.
Compare this to the time I went to an Americas Got Talent taping in Los Angeles and me and my hijabi friend were tucked away in the back (they choose your seats for you) where no cameraman or viewer at home would see us.
So yes, this is all very deliberate and calculated, and they are not only giving larry signs attention, they are straight up asking us to bring more. what the attendees see is very purposeful, nothing you see on that screen is put there by accident.
You see there are two very obvious reasons, the entire camera crew that is plastering up larry signs (light years different than wwa and tmh) BUT ALSO Liam intentionally reading the larry signs.
I’m telling you, this is all a part of the plan and it’s not a mistake much less manipulation.
So can we just think of bigger and better signs to take and just fucking enjoy this??