Oh God, 1D

Aug. 29th, 2015 08:31 pm
feministlilyevans: This is Taylor Swift holding her head in her hands. (Default)
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I'm not going to be a nice archivist here, because I am goddamn tired of this entire 1D mess, and generally of the 1D fandom. And that isn't just because I'm a Taylor fan and they can be kind of horrible to us. There's just so much 1D everywhere that I'm choking on it.
So:
1. Zayn Malik left the band in March. This was a very sad change for many fans. I understood! I tried to be supportive of my 1D mutual on tumblr. Zayn was the hot one. And the problematic one.
2. Zayn drama-ed again. He retweeted something comparing Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift's opinion on earning money, and in the process totally misunderstood Taylor's entire issue with streaming, which is that artists much smaller than her have issues, not her (but I'm not bitter!). He and Calvin Harris, Taylor's boyfriend, got into a fight on twitter. Drama ensues. Everyone had to take sides. Drama drama drama. If you're here, I'm sure you understand how fandom works.
3. One of the L-dudes (Louis? Liam? Honestly, the two of them and the other one, Edward? Justin? I googled it, his name is Niall) got a girl he isn't dating pregnant. Maybe. Fans currently hate the mother, Briana Jungwirth, except for the ones who like her, because fandom is fandom. So, Louis Tomlinson is going to be a father, and in twenty years a new set of fans can drool over the child.
4. Zayn (chill on the drama, bro) breaks up with long-time fiance, Perrie Edwards, of Little Mix, allegedly over text message. I listened to some Little Mix music today. It was okay. Also, Perrie cried onstage and aligned herself with Taylor, although the band performing in the 1989 World Tour was probably already set.
5. Possibly the most (not!) shocking news: One Direction is taking a break, but they aren't breaking up! Or so they say. We all know how this goes, and we all know that Harry (and maybe Zayn, since he jumped ship early) is the only one who is going to go on to have a successful solo career. Another boyband bites the dust.

Also in this weeks fandom news: Justin Bieber drops a new single and no one cares.

Sorry if this stinks of grudgewank (I'm really not), but I'm not trying to write an impartial account, I'm just trying to put the general feelings of fandom out there where I notice them. And I spent several hours getting an MRI and I'm cranky.
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