One Direction fans are famously loyal and protective of their favorite band. Since reaching the X-Factor finale all the way back in 2010, One Direction have built the kind of loyal following that most bands can only dream about. Many One Direction fans avidly follow the boys on social media and are the first to leap on any scrap of information about Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan. If you are going to throw shade at One Direction, you better be prepared to reap the whirlwind.
Dissing One Direction publicly is about as sensible as jumping naked into a room full of angry hornets while smeared in honey. One Direction fans have famously fended off attacks by Naughty Boy, Justin Bieber fans, and, perhaps most famously, as reported in the Mirror at the time, with the Wanted. The inevitable outcome of taking on One Direction fans is that you lose.
The latest to attract the ire of One Direction fans is Mason Noise, who appeared on The X-Factor during the season just finished. As reported by the Inquisitr, Noise was kicked off the show after a row with Simon Cowell during the six-chair challenge. In a move that many fans thought demonstrated how X-Factor is rigged, Noise was brought back after another contestant withdrew.
— The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) December 14, 2015
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, who appeared at the judges houses stage of the show as a mentor, spoke out at the time calling Noise’s behavior “pathetic.” Now it seems that Noise has decided to seek some attention after One Direction appeared on the X-Factor finale over the weekend.
As reported by the Mirror Noise lashed out at One Direction in a post on his Instagram page. Noise, who failed to show up for the finalists’ song on this weekend’s show, posted a picture of himself with One Direction’s Liam Payne and said that the highlight of his X-Factor experience was meeting Harry Styles’ backing singers.
One of the highlights of my experience, meeting one of Harry Styles backing singers
— 1D Notícia (@1Dnoticia) December 13, 2015
It isn’t clear whether or not Noise meant his comment as a joke, but One Direction fans certainly did not find it funny and took to social media to express their displeasure.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Noise upset the apple cart by shading One Direction who are by a mile the most successful act that X-Factor has produced and the most successful boy band in history.
One fan leapt to One Direction’s defence by tweeting that Noise had called Liam, Louis, and Niall “backing singers.”
— FOR YOUR EYES ONLY❤️ (@femmejhoie) December 14, 2015
Yahoo Celebrity report that another fan dragged Noise by stating that he was “attention seeking” by trying to bring himself to the notice of One Direction fans.
“What do you know. You’re just an attention seeking idiot who is trying to be like Kanye West. First of all One Direction are the best, and second of all, you aren’t Kanye and never will be!”
One thing is certain: Noise will have learned that you don’t mess with One Direction. After failing to show up for the finale, it is doubtful whether Noise will come close to emulating the success of One Direction either. Noise may be a young man with some maturing to do, but so were One Direction when they appeared on The X-Factor. Noise would do well to learn how to behave by following One Direction’s example.
There is a reason that One Direction have the fan support they enjoy. One Direction respect their fans and appreciate the opportunity the were given. Noise would do well to learn some humility. As One Direction head off for a well-earned break after five years of No. 1 records, huge tours, and hundreds of awards, One Direction fans can smugly reflect that in five years time people will be asking “Mason who?”
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