Are One Direction Fans Taking it Too Far?
Okay, so we all know and love the five boys that make up the band One Direction: Harry, Liam, Niall, Zayne, and Louis. Since their X Factor audition a couple years ago, they’ve only become a bigger deal with their hit songs like “What Makes You Beautiful” at the top of the charts week after week after week. Now, you can pretty much go absolutely anywhere in the world and find that a good majority of people absolutely adore One Direction, but when does that infatuation go too far?
Recently, Taylor Swift performed her own original song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at the 55th Annual Grammys. The Directioners, however, felt like she had a little too much sass towards her ex-boyfriend (and member of 1D), Harry Styles. Taylor changed the lyrics in a way that sounded more likely than not directed at Harry. With fake British accent and all, she sang, “So he calls me up and says, ‘I still love you’,” and then added, “And I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m busy opening up the Grammys.'” Okay, so maybe it was a little much, but Taylor has been getting Twitter death threats ever since!
So, are One Direction fans getting too obsessive? Idolizing celebrities has become a typical part of pop culture, especially for teenage girls, but when is it getting out of hand? I’ve talked to my friends about this many times and we all have different opinions, but we agree that when a fan is so infatuated with a celebrity or boy band that they start putting down or talking nasty toward other celebrities or non-fans, it might be time to sort their priorities. Whether you rock out to Patsy Cline, Celine Dion or One Direction, remember that not everyone loves the artist you do, and rather than focusing on the drama, try to focus on what the artist intended you to: the music!