au where louis and harry live in the same apartment building and always end up in the elevator at the same time but they only have to go up and down one floor so their conversations are always short and it goes on for months before all those “hi”“hey”“how are you?”“Good thanks…
I’m anti-feminist for many of the same reasons I’m an atheist.
So you don’t believe women exist?
Its okay. I’m an atheist because I don’t believe in something I can’t see or touch. I suppose women are much like that for you.
Somebody get him some ice.
okay, but a dude has to do it, cause he’s gonna freak the fuck out if he sees some floating ice coming over to him.
being a cishet looks boring why do people do that
Idk maybe bc sexuality/gender isnt based on how cool or interesting an individual wants to look
yeah but why be boring when u can be awesome and not cishet
yeah but why treat lgbt+ identities like some trendy fashion accessory that ppl can just slap on to look cool when u could not act like a complete idiot
Just so we’re clear, no one outside of Britain uses the phrase “strong look” period, and no one from Britain uses the phrase “strong look” without sarcasm. It’s consistently self-deprecating, euphemistic, or mocking — it means “wow, those are a whole bunch of really…
To be honest at this point I don’t think it’s just the possibility of Harry being anything but heterosexual that people are threatened by.
It’s the potential of them being wrong. The potential that all this time, after they’ve fought with so many people, thinking that they were in the right, thinking that they were protecting Harry and Louis, that they were wrong. That the worldview they’ve gotten because of it is wrong. That the media lies to them, that One Direction lies to them, that the twitter accounts sometimes might just be wrong.
That’s scary. It’s scary to admit that you’re not right. It’s scary to admit that something you’ve been fighting against is right. It’s scary to think that what you’ve been doing, thinking you’ve been helping people you care about, may have been making the situation worse.
It’s going to be hard for these people when Harry and Louis come out. For most of them, it won’t be because they have trouble accepting the fact that two young men they admire are gay (or, at least, interested in men), rather, it will be because they’ve fought so hard for the wrong thing, and harboured so must resentment, when they could have been supporting all along.
Okay warning! This is going to be a super long post; it is almost 3 pages in Microsoft Word and it took me like 3 days haha but don’t let that discourage you!
So under the cut, I have mapped out an entire timeline of the last year (concentrated mostly on Dec 2013-Now) in…
This is what I’m talking about. The band/brand worked really hard to make the young fans feel truly connected to the boys (mostly through social media), and it worked. So when they find out that Harry and Louis have been lying to them for the past 4 years, it’s going to feel like a friend was lying to them. Someone they look up to and idolise. Someone who isn’t supposed to ever hurt them.
Many tweens and teens go through a phase of an obsessive “celebrity crush.” This is a stepping stone towards romantic attraction to people their own age. The reason it’s a stepping stone is that it’s supposed to be safer. At a time when they aren’t emotionally prepared for the pain that can go along with romantic relationships, a celebrity crush is safe because the celebrity isn’t going to hurt you.
So when Harry and Louis come out, and their young fans find out that their idols have been consistently lying to them over the last four years, that’s going to be painful for them in a way that it would never be painful to an adult. Some will shake it off, some will cry, and some will lash out.
So thanks for that, whoever made the decision that such deep closeting was a good idea. Thank you, on behalf of every little girl (or boy) who is going to cry when your web of deceit is revealed.
I don’t really think anything is happening. I was pointing out the opportunity that exists for it to, but I don’t think it’s going to lead to anything.
For people who aren’t idiots and are paying attention, Gemma and Lottie hanging out is saying that, but those people aren’t the ones who’s minds need to be changed. So I don’t think it’s anything. Not yet anyway. Them hanging out isn’t going to make anyone think anything that isn’t already thinking it.
This absolutely could be correct. It is very likely that nothing is really changing. HOWEVER, if they are seeding the coming out by having/allowing Gemma and Lottie to openly spend time together, they are doing so for the existing fans. That is, the people who will notice. Elounor shippers might not be talking about it, but they have noticed that Eleanor didn’t show up in LA, and now Lottie is hanging out with Gemma on tour.
The general public, who certainly won’t notice any of this, don’t need any warnings about the coming out. They probably barely know who Louis is, don’t know who Eleanor is, and honestly…won’t care.
Eleanor was there less than a month ago though! It’s not like she’s disappeared and is no longer in the picture. I still don’t think there’s good enough reason to conclude she was supposed to be in LA anyway.
I really don’t think they’re using Lottie and Gemma to seed a coming out…. like at all. Not the way it is now.
I honestly don’t think that Modest is going to help with the coming out. So I don’t expect anything to really change on that front until management changes.
I still find it odd that Gemma and Lottie are hanging out, and making that fact so publicly known. Whenever Lottie is on tour it is weird. Why do we never get pictures of her and Louis? Isn’t that who she’s there to see? Why are we supposed to believe that she, a 16 year old girl, is friends with all these adult women? Why doesn’t she ever bring a friend with her? Why is she ‘interning,’ or whatever, with Lou Teasdale anyway? The whole thing is strange.
You know, I just saw a girl dismiss the fact that Harry called pink “his color” arguing, “I like blue. Am I a guy then?”, when, first off, no one had called Harry a girl, and that was not just the point. The point is that pink is…