• Fri, Sep 28 2012

Let’s Have A Moment Of Silence For All The ‘Larry Stylinson’ Fans Crushed By Louis Tomlinson Saying It’s Bullshit

Louis Tomlinson Larry Stylinson bullshit Harry Styles Twitter Eleanor Calder girlfriendThis morning, everything I knew about Larry Stylinson – the nickname that One Direction fans have given to the pairing of Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – changed. When I wrote about this phenomenon in the 1D fandom a month or so ago, the way I understood it was that neither Louis nor Harry had ever actually addressed the fact that fans thought they were secretly in love, even though judging from various .gifs and videos it looked as if they played up flirting and homoerotic touching to get a rise out of the fans.

But now I learn that not only has Louis addressed the pairing, but he thinks — and here’s where I know it hit Directioners hard — it’s wrong and needs to stop. In mid-September, he sent out a flurry of tweets calling Larry Stylinson “bullshit” and asking fans to get off his back. “I’m happy why can’t you accept that,” he wrote, most likely referring to his girlfriend Eleanor Calder. Just a few minutes later, Louis apologized and reiterated how grateful he and the rest of the 1D lads are for their amazingly passionate, loyal fanbase. I had trouble tracking down all of the tweets, but thankfully Sugarscape got a screenshot of the mini-rant:

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But lest you think that was the end of things, Sugarscape is again reporting that Louis is still talking about how troubling he finds the Larry fans. According to someone who attended a taping of Alan Carr‘s talk show Chatty Man, Louis said he finds the rumors distressing. “I just think it’s really degrading towards her,” he explained, mentioning Eleanor again. What’s most fascinating is that he admitted that he’d known about the pairing for a while, but that after a while it became more taxing than fun: ”This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with, as I am in relationship. Me and Harry are best friends. People look into our every move—it is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public.”

At least one commenter on the Sugarscape article called out Louis on targeting Larry Stylinson fans and said she was “still shipping bullshit, thank you very much.” Directioners, I’m curious to hear how you feel. Is this hitting you hard? Are you excited to see Louis — but not Harry, I noticed — directly addressing this subset of fandom, or does it ruin it somehow? I know that when I was in fandom in the early-to-mid-’00s it was funny when celebrities referenced RPF fics, but my friends and I were never attached to a real-life pairing the way you are.

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  • Samantha

    Why can’t you guys just ship Larry as a bromance? Respect Louis’ decision, please. C’mon people.. I’m not angry or anything but if you guys are real Directioners you wouldn’t actually think that one of the boys are actually gay. I love the boys, and other Directioners as well, but I hope you guys give the lads some respect. (please don’t get angry with me)

  • Angel

    I just think, if you want to believe in Larry, go ahead, but not to the point where it interferes with their lives and makes them unhappy. I mean, you guys call yourselves Directioners, but on the contrary you go around spreading rumours and making your idols unhappy. Do you consider yourselves true Directioners? If you were, you’d love the boys the way they are and not try to change their lives just because you’re selfish. Sorry if I’m harsh, it’s just that I’m really upset. Management isn’t even allowing Harry and Louis to sit next to each other in interviews anymore. Shipping Larry isn’t worth this.

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  • hana sobhy

    larry isn’t real infact it is messing up one direction harry and Louis actually act differently in public beacause of this Louis loves eleanore please understand.
    sorry for my English i’m Egyptian.

  • Olivia Claire

    If someone even has an opinion about their sexuality they need to reevaluate their life – or lack there of. The amount of time girls put into writing the fantasies and putting together the “evidence” is really twisted. It’s one thing to be a fan and support them but it’s another to con yourselves into believing you know them and have some kind of ownership over them. The way they are scrutinized and stalked is disturbing. Not by the paps but by the “fans”. Where are your parents? Where are your real life boyfriends? Where are your real life experiences? You can’t get these years back. You really need to live a real life.

  • Anon

    what’s so offensive about being called a beard? what’s so offensive about being called gay? it’s just a sexuality people…

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