I found this on tumblr and I was like wow. Almost everything resonates with me. I agree with almost every point.
THINGS I HATE ABOUT THE ONE DIRECTION FANDOM
just so you know, i’m not saying i hate the whole fandom, i love lots of people in it. there’s just a lot of things wrong. i promise i’m going to offend people with this. so yeah.
1. BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL:
- SENDING THE BOYS/PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE TO THE BOYS FANFICTION ABOUT THEM. yes this actually happened. i swear i have never been so mad in my life. WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR HEAD IF YOU THINK THAT IS OKAY? 1. that is highly disrespectful to the author of the fic and 2. YOU DON’T SEND THE BOYS THAT. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S THE BOYS TOGETHER.
- sending the boys/people who are close to the boys manips. such as when somebody sent danielle a manip of liam and demi. WHY WOULD YOU?
- ASKING THE BOYS QUESTIONS SUCH AS “ARE YOU AND *OTHER BAND MEMBER* DATING?” saying stuff like that is just going to make them more distant with each other. because if they WERE, they clearly don’t want people knowing and if they weren’t, it’s awkward. ACTUALLY, EITHER WAY IT’S AWKWARD. JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE.
- JUST WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU SEND THEM OR THEIR GIRLFRIENDS OR THEIR MOMS OR THEIR FRIENDS /ANYTHING/ THAT THEY AREN’T MEANT TO SEE? IT’S JUST RIDICULOUS THAT SOME OF THIS SHIT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.
2. TWITTER TRENDING TOPICS:
- tbh, so many things wrong with all of them.
- “POOR HARRY!:(” WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU TREND THAT? IF HE THINKS HE DID BAD IN A PERFORMANCE, THAT’S JUST GOING TO MAKE HIM THINK IT EVEN MORE.
- “harry or eleanor?” STOP.
- “replace 1d songs with turtles.” I CAN’T.
- “niall doesn’t know he’s beautiful.” NIALL IS NOT INSECURE. DON’T TREND STUPID SHIT. TBH IF THEY SEE THAT SHIT, THEY’RE PROBABLY LAUGHING AT YOU.
3. DIRECTIONERS AND DIRECTIONATORS:
- WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?
- okay i get that every fandom has those stupid fan names, so if you want to call yourself a directioner, go for it. for me it’s an irritating term, but whatever.
- BUT WHAT EVEN IS A DIRECTIONATOR? I CAN’T BELIEVE THERE IS A NAME FOR “FAKE FANS”. seriously if you call someone a directionator, you need to rethink your life.WHICH BRINGS ME TO4. THINKING YOU’RE BETTER THAN OTHER FANS:
- JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE THERE BEFORE WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
- JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY IS IN OTHER FANDOMS AND LIKES OTHER THINGS
- JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY JUST JOINED THE FANDOM YESTERDAY
- JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN’T KNOW THE “CARROTS” JOKE OR SIMPLY DOESN’T FIND IT FUNNY
- YOU ARE STILL NO BETTER THAN THEY ARE.
- FANS ARE FANS.
5. THE JOKES:
- NO JIMMY PROTESTED
- ALL THAT OTHER SHIT
- IT’S NOT FUNNY. THE BOYS ARE CLEARLY ANNOYED BY THE FACT THAT YOU NEVER SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT. ALSO, THE WORD “CARROTS” IN CASUAL CONVERSATION SERIOUSLY MAKES ME CRINGE NOW, SO THANKS FOR THAT.
6. TRYING TO MAKE EVERYTHING GAY:
- if the boys are standing beside each other doing NOTHING, and you start going on about how gay it is. THAT’S ANNOYING.
7. BELIEVING EVERYTHING:
- if one person says something, or tweets something, the majority of the fandom believes it. and most of the time, it’s bullshit.8. BEING OBSESSED WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSE TO THEM.
- if you are obsessed with paul, lux, their girlfriends or family members, i am judging you.
- they aren’t in one direction.
- they are IRRELEVANT.9. THINKING THE BOYS HAVE TO BE PERFECT:
- if the boys step out of line once, most people think the world is ending.
- they’re teenage boys.
- they drink, they date, THEY HAVE SEX. DEAL WITH IT.
- i actually saw somebody call harry a bad influence once, for getting drunk.
- ALSO, people thinking louis is an asshole because sometimes he gets annoyed or is TIRED. NO. you would get irritated too.
- if you say it’s rude or awful to have a favourite, that makes you stupid.
- if you hate harry or harry stans because harry is the fan favourite, that makes you stupid stupid.
It’s so true. Some of the fans are immature and plain mean. Insulting other fans, doing strange things to get noticed, have wildly unrealistic expectations, have really strange and disgusting and perverted thoughts about the boys and shit like that.
And I do find the word ‘Directioner’ quite cringe worthy. I use it though, because it’s so common and I guess.. I just submitted to peer pressure.
Looks like there are some intelligent 1D fans out there.
Oh yes but I noticed that the post garnered 4,000 over notes. DOES IT MEAN THAT THERE ARE 4,000 OVER PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE THAT. IF SO WHERE ARE THEY HIDING. But TBH I think some of the girls reblogged/liked it thinking it’s cool to be different, it’s cool to have another opinion and in that little way, think that they’re better than the other fans. But if they’re being honest with themselves, they probably fulfill most, if not all of the characteristics mentioned.