One Direction members seem to be under attack. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan have all been threatened in one way or another over the past month. Unfortunately, the attacks are ongoing as a psychotic group of so-called fans abuses the singers. Real fans are offering support, according to Hollywood Take, but what is behind these bizarre attacks?
Harry Styles' home in North London has been spray painted with the word "c**t." The word appeared in huge black letters on a white wall, according to the Daily Mail.
One Direction's Niall Horan is being kept up all night with harassing phone calls. These stalkers are saying unspeakable things.Louis Tomlinson received a phone call threatening the life of his child. Later, an audio of Louis' irate reaction was posted online with no explanation of what may have angered him. Fans were certain it was Tomlinson's voice. Metro reports what the caller actually said to provoke the One Direction singer. A full recording of the phone conversation is below.
"You f**king b*tch. I hope your baby dies."
The full unedited audio of someone telling Louis that he hopes him and his son die. pic.twitter.com/GOto6n9o2a
— 1D Updates (@ladscheckups) May 16, 2016
One Direction fans are usually kind and supportive. They love the band, but a few really bad apples have made life miserable for the guys.
Harry Styles has been avoiding social media for about three weeks now. He is busy anyway, making the movie Dunkirk in France, but his silence is still unusual. He has not tweeted, posted, or pinned anything in weeks. Fans have experienced total radio silence from Harry as if he really were in WWII and thinking "loose lips sink ships."Niall Horan decided to open up on his Twitter account to express his sadness at the way some people are treating him and the rest of One Direction. E! News reports Niall is at the end of his rope. He cannot sleep for the phone ringing. He is being harassed.
"For the last two weeks, I've been receiving messages of a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night. But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive. Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family. And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew."
One Direction singers have endured harassment in the past, but this time, it is relentless. These people have their private phone numbers and are far more sick in their comments than in other times. Wishing babies to die and making comments about young nephews should be off limits, as should be ringing Niall Horan's phone all night or creeping around under Harry Styles' window. This current set of attacks may have been going on for months, and the boys are really getting fed up.
Louis Tomlinson is angry and worried. His son, Freddie Tomlinson, has been under attack virtually since birth. The latest threats are even more troubling. Apparently, these people have phone numbers and addresses. If they are creeping around under Harry Styles' window and scrawling obscene graffiti, who is to say they can't come in and harm Tomlinson's baby?
Harry Styles isn't home, and he's not online. While he is busy making a movie, he's still being strangely reclusive. A contractor painted over the graffiti on his house, but those driving by can still see it. The paint seeped through the temporary repair.
One Direction singers are real people, with feelings, lives, families, and loved ones. Have the perpetrators lost sight of the fact that those images online stand for much more than just ones and zeros? Why are these people being so hurtful? Are Styles, Tomlinson, and Horan in danger?
Louis Tomlinson would like to rest easy knowing that everyone loves his child and would never harm little Freddie, but he instead knows the opposite and has to wonder if his child is in danger.
Harry Styles would like to stay in his own home without wondering what vandals are doing to his walls. What if they might get in? Would these people do him harm?
Niall Horan may be talking about Louis Tomlinson when he says he can take it, but he is concerned for the other guys who are also being harassed.
"And the sad thing is. As I tweet this, they are in the group chat laughing at me, Don't worry about me. I'm the most carefree, laid back person around. But I'm just signaling it because this s—te is happening to others."
Please read and spread! #RespectNiall #RespectLouis #respectliam #respectharry #respect1D pic.twitter.com/7aFdNhC8gy
— Respect Louis (@5secsofbanter) May 25, 2016
Real One Direction fans have united to fight this awful hate group tormenting their stars. These stalker with their threats and vandalism are apparently some very disturbed people, and they should get help. Real 1D supporters love the band. Fans by definition should not act like criminals.
One Direction fans should try these hashtags to support Harry Styles (#Can YallRespectHarry), Naill Horan (#RespectNiall), and Louis Tomlinson (#RespectLouis).
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