5 Seconds of Summer are talking about taking it all off again, and it’s got their fans pretty upset.
In a recent Rolling Stone article, which served as a follow-up to their initial nude cover feature, 5 Seconds of Summer boyband member Calum Hood revealed that he was left feeling pretty insecure after private naked pictures leaked online in 2014.
“Some of the comments online would be like, ‘I thought it would have been bigger,’ ” Hood told the site during the 5 Seconds of Summer cover story. “It kind of messed me up for a little bit. But I just slowly got over it. I’m a pretty free soul, so being naked isn’t like [a big deal]. I’ll get naked f****** whenever.”
According to the Daily Grind, nude pictures of the 5 Seconds of Summer heart throb leaked online back in August, 2014, after a private snapchat of the musician hit social media.
Following the leak, Calum Hood tweeted out to the boy’s fans “Least ya know what it looks like now [sic]” before adding, “I’m still just a teenage kid learning from mistakes.”
But while the boys are learning from their previous mistakes, all the latest naked talk comes just days after 5 Seconds of Summer raised eyebrows after admitting that they’ve hooked-up with a bevy of fans on the road.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported last month that the boyband’s confession left many 5 Seconds of Summer fans “upset and disgusted” by the candid sex admission, which originally appeared in Rolling Stone magazine.
“When you put four young dudes on a tour bus, playing theatres, then arenas, you’re going to have sex with a lot of girls, I guess,” Luke Hemmings told the magazine of 5 Seconds of Summer’s tour habits, coyly adding, “We had a good time.”
Following the admission, Twitter user @buteracandles took to the 140-character site to slam the interview, describing it as “awful” and “degrading” to the band’s legions of female fans. “The [5 Seconds of Summer] rolling stone interview is awful,” the user wrote, “degrading women/using them as objects is not ok & they made it seem like they were proud of it [sic].”
User @ohmygrl also took to the social media site to call out 5 Seconds of Summer, writing on Twitter, “how much more proof do yall meed to realize that 5sos are disgusting misogynist creeps, anyone who still stans is just straight up ignorant [sic].”
The boys’ fans have also taken serious aim at 5 Seconds of Summer’s team, with Twitter user @moody5sos claiming that many fans have been left blindsided by the cover feature. “…Now it’s been sold as an act, a marketing gimmick,” the post read in part, “and I honestly don’t know who the people behind the band, that I’ve been supporting for years, really is anymore.”
But while the 5 Seconds of Summer boys are taking some serious heat on social media, in the same Rolling Stone interview, the band also admitted that they’re working on their own Twitter skills, particularly when it comes to thinking before tweeting.
“There’s definitely been times where I’ve tweeted something, and then I go, ‘f***, I need to take that down,’ ” Calum Hood, who currently has more than 6 million Twitter followers, revealed in the candid interview. “You really need to think what you say before you say it, because everyone’s so sensitive now to everything,” he continued.
“I’m just kind of terrible at it,” the 5 Seconds of Summer heartthrob said. “You can’t really joke around about anything. Not even joke around, you can’t say an opinion without being totally judged and disrespected for it. It’s horrible.”
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