Some fans of One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne continue to speculate about PR stunts involving the guys, insisting that virtually every female involved with Liam, Harry, or Louis is a fake hired by Modest Management.
LOUNIELLE IS FAKE.
— nicø (@nozjmnolife) April 26, 2016
Only Niall Horan has emerged relatively unscathed, perhaps due to the fact that the Irishman has been more low key about his relationships. Some fans have actually reached out to Niall, begging for his help in dealing with the drama surrounding Louis, Liam, and Harry!
— Carmen Raquel. (@P1J4W1LLY) May 12, 2016
lounielle tried to be hendall 2.0 . they nailed it, both are fake and act more like brother and sister than boyfriend and girlfriend
— Till The End (@Just_AnotherJay) May 20, 2016
Harry Styles’ yacht appearance with Kendall Jenner at the turn of 2016 is believed by some to have been a publicity stunt orchestrated by Kendall’s mother, Kris Jenner.
Harry and Kendall first dated in 2014, then surprised everyone by reviving their romance this year. Some outlets, including the Mirror, claim that Styles and Jenner are still seeing each other secretly, and that Kendall is reluctant to carry on the romance with Styles publicly due to her fear that he will embarrass her by being unfaithful.
Louis Tomlinson’s relationship with current girlfriend Danielle Campbell and ex Briana Jungwirth are also decried as “fake af” by some.
Many of the skeptics are Larries — fans who believe that Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are in a secret gay relationship covered up by Modest Management for PR purposes.
Styles left Modest Management recently, but that has not stopped some Larries from “shipping” the relationship and taking to Twitter to insist that “Larry is real.”
Some fans also point out that you do not have to be a Larry to believe that the One Direction guys are in PR romances. One person wrote “I don’t think Larry is real… but Lounielle and Brouis are fake af.”
And then I exist,I don't think Larry is real (if it's real I'm happy for them) but Lounielle and Brouis are fake af https://t.co/laRiP8uB04
— Alaska (@xsuckmezayn) April 27, 2016
@lwtzm love I never said that Elounor will rise ???? you doesn't need to be a Larry or Elounor to see the fake relationship that Lounielle is
— Paula (@Niall_Parce) May 13, 2016
While many continue to peddle the fake relationship theories, other One Direction fans have expressed weariness over the whole thing. These fans are fed up with the constant paranoia and suspicion that taints every discussion of the romantic lives of Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, as well as their ex-band mate, Zayn Malik.
One person wrote “seriously im so tired of directioners or just fans in general going [on] about how zigi and lounielle and liam and cheryl or whatever are fake [sic].”
Others have complained about the misogynist tone that the discussions have taken. Fans love Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne, so they often take their anger out on the women involved with the boys.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Danielle Campbell, Kendall Jenner, and even Gigi Hadid are thought to have been hired by management to pretend to be involved with the guys. In some cases, it is believed that the women are trying to secure publicity for themselves.
seriously im so tired of directioners or just fans in general going all about how zigi and lounielle and liam and cheryl or whtever are fake
— salma | -27 (@haileesrevival) May 9, 2016
I didn't realize how many fake feminists I was following until this Lounielle drama. Some of y'all have me cringing.
— fa | thank you zayn! (@ZlAMSBEFOUR) May 13, 2016
Now magazine is not helping to ease the drama — they have just published an article exploring the issue of whether Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are in a fake relationship. The mag claims to have spoken to an observer who was shocked by the way Liam and Cheryl are chummy for the cameras, then cold and detached when they think nobody is watching.
The source claims to have observed Liam and Cheryl at the Global Gift Gala in Paris. The attendee questions whether Liam and Cheryl are as loved-up as they claim they are.
‘They were either ‘on’ for the cameras or seemed to be quite distant when they were sitting alone at the table inside.I saw Cheryl and Liam sitting at their table before the room filled out – they didn’t seem very happy to be there. Cheryl was on her phone and Liam was sitting next to her just waiting for her to finish. Liam looked bored as she tapped away.”
Now adds that “[t]heir changing behavior has led to suggestions that the couple were putting on an act for the cameras.”
Cheryl’s people have brushed off the speculation, explaining that Liam and Cheryl were simply tired, jet-lagged and “jaded” due to the 11-hour time difference.
Do you think Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are in PR relationships?
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