hiii, i've been feeling a bit down with all this bg 2.0 being all over liam promo. i don't follow liam a lot so i wanted to ask you when do you think this is going to end or how they could end it because i'm not seeing any possibility now :(
The amount of Liam’s promo being wasted on Cheryl and babygate 2.0 is incredibly frustrating, but there’s not much any of us can do about that. It can be disconcerting that Liam’s managing to sell it so well, but again, that’s not his fault. There are certain things he has to do and with it being obvious that the Old Team is still involved with all the boys somehow, it’s pretty much guaranteed that OT are the ones pushing this on him.
There’s always a way this can end. If they haven’t claimed a paternity test has happened yet and that it was positive, then a paternity test can take place at any time. They’ve already set up a narrative where Liam is the backseat parent with Cheryl getting full control over the name and being the one to stay with the baby while Liam is all over working on his solo career.
If they stage a breakup, then they can claim there are parental disputes and then a test can happen, or if Liam finds out she “cheated” on him, then he can demand a paternity test because of the doubt that raises.
It’s also possible that this babygate will fade out the way Louis’ has. He hasn’t been seen anywhere near Briana or his supposed child for months and months. The last time was the very short, soundless video from the 1st birthday party. Even before that there was a drought of Louis + baby pictures. After this round of promo is done, Liam may stop talking about it every single interview.
If one of them gets a paternity test, it would be very easy for there to be chain reaction that sets up the other one to get a paternity test “just in case”. There are always ways that these things can end, so worrying about that doesn’t really serve much purpose.
The question isn’t how they can end, but whether the teams will actually take those opportunities. We just can’t know if or when it will happen. There haven’t been clear enough signals recently to give any sort of idea of how long this will last.
I know that someday things will get better for 1D. I’m pretty sure that day will come in the next 1-2 years, but that’s about all I can say without having enough information to go off of.
The only thing you or I can do is decide what to focus on. For me, I can’t do anything about the babygate stuff, so I ignore it as much as possible and focus on the other parts of the interviews, enjoy the music, and keep an eye out for the signs the boys like to send us.
If that doesn’t work for you, you might need to focus on a different fandom for awhile. You don’t even have to give up 1D or Liam, but focusing on something else can help you feel better and get perspective at the same time. I just watched Yuri on Ice in a 1-day marathon recently and am working through Sword Art Online for instance.