Some No-Name Dude Started A Twitter Feud With Louis Tomlinson, So Grab Some Popcorn

Louis Tomlinson greeting fans in Japan November 2013I will never understand the joy that people get from starting Twitter feuds. It’s not like you have the balls to argue with them face-to-face, and 140 characters is nowhere near long enough for me to really get cooking. So aside from defending myself when someone tells me to kill myself or go back to journalism school — two favorites — I pretty much keep my beefs to real life. Also I try not to say ‘beefs’.

But if there’s one thing celebrities love, it’s gettin’ after each other on Twitter. They just can’t get enough of it. You don’t even have to be that famous in order to try your hand; Lorde has taken on everybody from Taylor Swift to Selena Gomez at this point, and shows no signs of stopping. And even further down the D-List food chain is some no-name dude named James Arthur, who recently attacked Louis Tomlinson for pretty much no reason.

You should recognize Louis’ name by now, but in case you don’t, he’s one fifth of the band One Direction, who are coincidentally number two on our list of 25 Crushable Guys Under 25. And in case you don’t recognize James Arthur’s name, it’s because he’s not number two on that list. In fact, he’s nowhere near it, on account of the fact that I’ve never effing heard of him before.

Apparently he’s the 2012 winner of the British version of X Factor, which is coincidentally exactly the same forum that made 1D famous. But don’t you dare compare him to a boy bander, because he has a Twitter rebuttal all lined up for that.

 

And things only escalated from there. He’s since deleted most of the offending tweets, like the one where he said Louis had acted like a ‘little bitch’ toward him ever since he called 1D ‘a marketing product’ earlier this year. This was after Directioners pointed out that Louis had been supportive of and helpful toward James when he was on X Factor, to which James responded:

This pissed off a lot of members of 1D‘s particularly rabid fan base, forcing James to respond:

“Look, I do appreciate their help but like a lot of people.. When I said 1D were about marketing certain members of the band turned on me too … I meant no offence and they were pretty awful to me too I don’t suffer them or pretend to like…”

“I have nothing against One Direction fans or the band itself I have an issue with one member … they insulted me when I had nothing against them so now I don’t pull any punches when I’m asked…

“[They] just said some things via text and the things that were said warrant my dislike for them so that’s it.. I’m not being ungrateful.”

And then when he was asked to whom he was referring, James answered, “Well the one I called a little bitch obviously coz he wouldn’t say the things he said to my face.”

Damn girl. You’re really getting after it. But I guess you know what you’re doing, because I started the day not knowing the name James Arthur and I’m ending the day sort of knowing the name James Arthur. So touche.

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    • Olivia Wilson

      Surprised Louis hasn’t sassed him into a corner, yet.

      • Directioner

        YET. Don’t you worry, the time will come. The Sass Master From Doncaster will always live up to his duties.

    • Tracy

      Not hating on him or anything, but he kind of looks like a mix between an owl and a baby princess dolly. That got pooed on by a sumo wrestler. It is hating, isn’t it? Is he wearing mascara? Does he even have a neck. Dear Lord, man.

    • Mitch

      It’s hardly fair to refer to James Arthur as a ‘D-list’ artist and ‘no-name dude’, when he has almost one million likes on Facebook. That’s roughly 300,000 more than Lorde, by the way.

    • Noah

      Except that James Arthur was then outed (on twitter again) as a homophobic douchebag and people started asking itunes for refunds (which were accepted despite itunes’ no refund policy). So I guess it isn’t always true that all publicity is good publicity.