Louis Tomlinson is no stranger to the gossip columns. Since coming to prominence with One Direction, Tomlinson and his bandmates have grown used to their every move being scrutinized by the media. Of course, some elements in the media are always on the sniff for a whiff of scandal about Tomlinson, but no doubt Louis would be delighted if the stories had at least a grain of truth in them. Sadly for Louis, all too often this is not the case.
In the past, the Inquisitr has questioned why some media outlets are so keen to attack Tomlinson. Today, we round up some of the fake stories that have circulated in recent months.
Many of the false claims surrounding Tomlinson in recent months have centered on his “relationship” with Briana Jungwirth, the mother of Louis’ baby. In December, Life And Style claimed that Louis had “dumped his pregnant girlfriend” weeks before she was due to give birth. Of course, the truth is that Louis and Briana were never in a relationship in the normal sense of the word to begin with. Tomlinson hooked up with Jungwirth while on tour with One Direction, and her pregnancy was the result. All indications are that Louis and Briana may have had little more than a “one-night-stand.”
In November, French fan site Fan2 claimed that Tomlinson’s baby mama was featured in a kinky sex tape. As a result, Louis’ fans trended the hashtag #OhNoBriana on Twitter. National Sun Times reports that the claims re-emerged in February, but neither of the tapes actually featured either Louis or Briana.
Around the beginning of the new year, U.K. tabloid the Sun reported that Tomlinson had been kicked out of a London comedy club. As we have come to expect, the truth was something very different. Louis and his friends were indeed in the club, and it appears that one of Tomlinson’s friends was asked to leave after an argument with staff. Bizarrely, the article says that Louis followed his friends out of the club after stopping to pose for photographs. Does that sound like Tomlinson was kicked out?
After the Brit Awards last month, the Daily Mail implied that Louis had upset his former bandmate Zayn Malik after going out partying with Perrie Edwards. They led the article with the headline “What would Zayn say?” Of course, there was no mention of the fact that Louis and Perrie were accompanied by other members of Little Mix. Both bands are on Simon Cowell’s label, and the members have been friends for years.
At the end of January, the Mirror claimed that Tomlinson almost missed the birth of his son after being kicked out of the delivery room by Briana’s mother. They claim that Louis had a massive fight with Briana’s mother and spent most of the time leading up to the birth outside in his car. According to OK! Magazine, Louis totally denies these claims and says he was with Briana right through her delivery.
In January, Radio One claimed that Tomlinson’s rumored girlfriend Danielle Campbell had warned Louis not to get too close to Briana Jungwirth, because she was worried that she may lose Tomlinson to his baby mama. It seems that the story originated in Hollywood Life, which probably tells you all you need to know about the reliability of the claims.
In the months since Louis’ son, Freddie, was born, two outlets, Life And Style and In Touch, have run numerous stories about Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth. The have variously claimed that “Briana thinks she is dating Louis” and that Louis and Briana are “at war” over custody arrangements and child support. In Touch even claimed that Louis has “absolutely no interest in being a dad.”
If there is one thing that Tomlinson’s fans know with absolute certainty, it is that Louis is kind, generous, and devoted to his family. The claims that Tomlinson does not care about his own child is both inaccurate and darned offensive. As reported by the Inquisitr last week, Movie Guide News even claimed that Louis was “neglecting his son,” because he has been spotted in a number of L.A. nightclubs. The truth is that under the present custody arrangements, Louis does not have access to his son overnight.
What seems incredible is that all of these false stories about Tomlinson are from just the last couple of months. If you were to attempt to give a rundown of every untrue story that has emerged about Louis over the last five years, it would take half a lifetime. Is it any wonder that Tomlinson and One Direction have a hard time trusting the press.
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