Maybe The Wanted Should Leave ‘Outing Louis Tomlinson’ Out Of Their One Direction Feud

Max George The Wanted The Grove Los Angeles 2013

While playing one of Andy Cohen’s games on Watch What Happens Live last night, Max George from The Wanted said Louis Tomlinson would hypothetically be the first member of One Direction to come out of the closet. And he said it without any hesitation. Which most certainly earned him the title of most hated man among 12-year-old girls today. I would not want to be alone in a Limited Too dressing room at the mall tonight if I was him. (Even though I’m constantly told that Limited Too is a dated reference and kids don’t shop there anymore and that I should say something more 2013 like Chicos. That’s where kids apparently shop these days.)

For as long as we can remember, One Direction’s been at war with The Wanted. The two British boy bands seem to be under the impression that only one British boy band can exist. Which is silly because *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys totally co-existed. Sure Nick Carter versus Justin Timberlake lunchtime fights ruined many 7th grade friendships in 2000, but what’s a middle school friendship that would’ve turned into a Facebook-stalkingship worth anyways? Nothing, the answer is nothing.

As much as I love the drama that goes down between these two boy bands, I think they should probably, maybe draw the line at outing each other. Especially since that seems to be one of Max George’s favorite moves. While there are always allegations floating around within the 1D fan commuinty that Louis Tomlinson’s gay annndd that he’s secretly dating Harry Styles (Larry Stylinson anyone?), I don’t think it’s fair game for Max George to say anything. If Louis Tomlinson is gay, he should come out on his own terms. And if he’s not gay and Max George knows this, he’s using it as an insult which is 100% not okay.  Can’t they just stick to normal boy band things, like sing-offs and bed-head-hair-offs and who’s-fans-will-scream-louder-offs?

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    • 1D Fan

      Larry Stylinson forever. Louis and Harry are Soulmates. One Direction fans are wondering if this is PLANNED. It was an unusual question to be asked in an interview. It was very specific. One Direction launched it’s anti-bullying campaign on the same day.

    • Anna

      Yes. He definitely should not be joking about someone else’s sexuality on TV. Thank you for emphasising that. A lot of the fans don’t see how problematic Max behaviour was. And it’s not the first time this happened (Tom’s “it gets better” tweet…). They should be ashamed of themselves. And people should continue to call them out on their behaviour.

    • Hannah

      Hi yes hello Chicos is an old lady store.

      • Jenni

        I should’ve guessed when my mom asked for a gift card for Mother’s day

    • Hannah

      Hi yes hello Chicos is an old lady store.

    • Alice

      What Max George did is totally unacceptable. Either he believes Louis is gay and he’s trying to force him out of the closet, or he thinks it’s funny to call somebody gay as an insult/joke. And either way he’s doing it for attention. What a gross person.

    • Alice

      What Max George did is totally unacceptable. Either he believes Louis is gay and he’s trying to force him out of the closet, or he thinks it’s funny to call somebody gay as an insult/joke. And either way he’s doing it for attention. What a gross person.

    • Mia

      Thank you for taking a stance on what Max George did and calling it unacceptable! It’s refreshing to read an article that so clearly condemns what a celebrity does and I definitely agree, it’s 100% not okay to use sexuality as an insult!

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    • Eris

      Thank you for calling out this behavior as problematic! Regretfully, it’s not an attitude you see a lot of in pop culture media. 100% agree with your summation of events. 1) regardless of what’s true about Louis Tomlinson, Max George is not in a position to say anything, and 2) regardless of what’s true, Max George and The Wanted have a history of using ‘gay’ in a negative way and as an insult, in connection with a One Direction name drop for publicity’s sake.

      Sexuality- especially /another person’s/ sexuality- should /never/ be used as a publicity tool. It’s still a contentious issue.

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    • E MacDonald-Kavanagh

      Thank you for calling this what it was: a shameful attempt to use sexuality as a weapon and a ratings boost. It is refreshing to see reporting of this topic that does not make “gay” into a scandal; really, it is no more scandalous that accusing Louis of being straight. But it really does speak to the moral compass guiding Max and the others, when they are repeatedly willing to resort to homophobia to make a headline.

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    • TOMHATER

      FUCK TOM HES A FUCKING NASTY BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!