I know I’ve ranted about the Directioner fandom before, but unfortunately, I think it’s time to go through this again.
We all love the boys, right? That’s what being a Directioner means. You care about them and enjoy their music and respect them and fangirl over them frequently.
But I think there’s one part of that statement that far too many of us are forgetting – respect.
If some of us loved the boys, we wouldn’t be doing the things we’re doing. Examples: sending hate to Perrie/Sophia/Eleanor because “Zayn/Liam/Louis belongs to me!!!11!1!1!”, sending hate to Eleanor because “Larry Stylinson is meant to be!”, abusing any of their family members, mobbing them when they’re out and just trying to enjoy their day, or doing illegal things like stealing their boxers.
Yeah, in case you haven’t heard – some girls snuck onto the balcony of Liam’s hotel room in Australia, scared him half to death while he was sleeping and stole the boxers that were hanging out to dry on the balcony.
I can’t even describe how mad that made me.
Seriously – do we understand that they’re not gods or angels or “ours” and that they are, first and foremost, just people? Yes, they’re exceptionally good-looking and talented, but they are just ordinary people who have feelings. If they were any other human being, would people be sneaking around, stalking them, and taking their personal things? No, probably not. And that’s because some of us fail to see them as individuals and instead take them for our own private property. And guess what? They’re not.
People who do things like that are purely selfish. The people who try to cram their ships down everyone’s throats and insist that Louis and Harry, for example, are deeply in love even when it’s clear that this is making them unhappy, are selfish. They do not exist to please our precious shipper-feels. They are not characters on a TV show, and we shouldn’t treat them as such. The people who chase them down when they’re busy or just aren’t in the mood to stick around are selfish. Being a Directioner means that we should respect the boys, their decisions, and their lives. They are not our little dolls. They. Are. People.
This fandom seriously needs to calm down and mature a little bit, before we make the boys hate us and they stop interacting with us all together. They have achieved a fantastic dream. Please, please, PLEASE don’t ruin it for them. Music is what they love and what they’re passionate about, as shown by all the hard work they put into their careers. So tone it down a little at concerts, so we can hear them sing their hearts out. Be respectful of them and their personal lives. Understand that they’re going to have to grow up and change, and that’s fine. We all do. But if we continue to be so utterly insane, we may make them stop loving what they do and we may lose them forever.
If you’re a so-called “Directioner” who would legitimately steal something from them, or would place a photo with them over their happiness, go ahead and get out of the fandom, because we don’t need you here, and neither do Liam, Harry, Niall, Zayn, and Louis.
If you agree with this, please spread it around. On DeviantART, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, whatever. I want to make sure that the boys continue to be happy, and I’m afraid that with this crazy fandom, that’ll be harder to do, so help me make sure people see this. J
Long live the Boys on the Stairs!