After reading the headlines related to Niall Horan over the first week of August, it can appear that the real meaning behind One Direction’s new single “Drag Me Down” is about how American fans harass One Direction and make 1D feel scared.
Niall Horan is in the midst of working hard in the high temperatures of the American summer heat wave while on tour with One Direction. While he never misses a beat when he is on stage with One Direction, Niall Horan is starting to feel fed up with the rude American “fans” he has met on tour.
Altogether, Niall Horan has three different incidents where he felt he needed to point out that fans are being rude. Is Niall Horan the only one experiencing this type of grief?
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Niall Horan is not the only popular musician that has had issues with American fans crossing the line. In fact, Lana Del Rey chose to sell her Hollywood home in order to get a secluded Malibu waterfront property that would allow her to avoid pushy fans.
Unfortunately, Niall Horan’s disdain with fans is starting to sound a lot like Lana Del Rey’s complaints. The beef with Niall Horan and his fans has always been around, but it started reaching new proportions around the end of July. At that time, Contact Music reported on July 26 that Niall Horan was warning fans about “car chases.”
The words of caution from Niall Horan on Twitter came about due to the outrageous driving tactics tweeted by One Direction fans in associated with the hashtag #ZaynIsComingBackOnJuly26.
In truth, it appears that Niall Horan was not necessarily warning against his fans trying to drag race each other in the parking lot before One Direction concerts. Instead, Niall Horan was referring to fans “chasing down” One Direction with or without cars.
As the week moved on, it appears that Niall Horan was referring to general aggressive rudeness from American fans — and Niall Horan definitely wants it to stop.
Following that, on August 2, Gossie reports that Niall Horan warned fans not to throw things on the stage during One Direction performances in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to a video, Niall Horan allegedly said, “Ow! Things hurt when you throw them at people… Alright?”
After the Indianapolis show, One Direction went to New York City to await a Good Morning America interview on August 4. The nights before, Niall Horan went out with Liam Payne to see the city.
Sadly, rude fans completely ruined the experience for Niall Horan. Liam Payne was reported by the Toronto Sun on August 5 saying that when he was going back to their NYC hotel on Monday, Liam Payne was “verbally attacked for turning down requests for photos.”
The Mirror adds more details to the attack on Liam Payne by NYC fans, and stated on August 5 that Liam felt “cornered like an animal.” In addition to a Twitter rant explaining that fans should not harass One Direction until they “get what they want” — Niall Horan chimed in that he felt the same way.
About rude fans in America, Niall Horan allegedly said that One Direction fans need to chill and “lay off.”
Of course, young Niall Horan used to tease fans that harassed him back in 2012 when he was still a new celebrity. Nevertheless, Niall Horan and Liam Payne are right to ask fans to chill out when they see them in random places.
Some could also say that Niall Horan has a good reason to be concerned about this type of fan or paparazzi-related car-and-chase violence since Princess Diana was fatally wounded by fans in 1997.
According to the authority on American manners and etiquette, Emily Post, if you see Niall Horan or One Direction in an unexpected place — the nicest thing you can do for them is to pretend not to know them.
Etiquette Daily states the following about celebrity sightings.
“It’s inconsiderate to approach a celebrity during a random street sighting. However, if you spot someone famous at a public event–such as a movie opening or a book signing, where a celeb knows she’ll be on display–you can feel free to ask for an autograph. Otherwise, respect the person’s space; you’d wish for the same if your roles were reversed.”
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