Anonymous asked: These "fans" have repeatedly said vile, disgustingly racist things about an actual member of 1D so this sadly doesn't surprise me in the least. 97% of people on twitter & a very large portion of the tumblr fandom are seriously racist, homophobic and misogynistic. This has got to be one of the worst fandoms because of this type of shit and it's utterly fucking pathetic.
I mean you encounter some of that in a lot of fandoms but the 1D fandom is just so LOUD and BIG and PUBLIC. And it’s really sad that very few people seem to defend Zayn about the horrendous things people say (and like you said people in the 1D fandom) but someone calls Louis annoying (along with Harry and 13 other people) and it’s like WW3. And like, Louis can be an annoying little shit to interviewers - that’s a trait a lot of the Louis stans like about him - so how can they be upset that one of those people who has to try and wrangle him thinks he’s annoying?
And it’s ridiculous that a lot of these people who are sending him homophobic death threats are people who think they can’t possibly be homophobic because they ship two cute young white boys.