Don’t try and put One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson in a box. Following his bandmate Harry’s almost-sort-of revelation that gender isn’t an important factor when evaluating a partner, the U.K. newspaper The Independent published an article about Tomlinson and his perceived support for Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Because, you know, he was wearing a shirt with the apple logo on it. The author, Jen Selby, called it a “statement.”
But Louis saw it differently, and wasn’t too pleased with the article. He took it as being called gay by The Independent, though the article never speculates his sexuality, only his support for Tim Cook.
And it prompted the following Tweets from camp Tomlinson:
Which of course prompted the following response from camp Selby:
I’m with Selby on this one. It speaks volumes that Thomlinson took offense at the suggestion that he might be an LGBT ally.
I don’t understand how he still has fans… He just comes across as a horrid person in ever interview or tweet I see of his. :/
I'm Black, and HIV-Positive.
He needs to learn to let some sh!t slide, or maybe he at least should have read the article. In the exchange shown here, he gets owned by Selby and proved out as a bigot. Good for her.
These are a group of dudes that were put together on a reality TV singing competition… if you expect them to be anything more than Simon Cowell’s Frankenstein boy band project, you’re an idiot. After I read the article, it is clear Selby not once insinuates Tomlinson is gay or bisexual, unless she edited it (but of course the internet would have discovered it already).
Between him and Liam Payne, I have to say, I’m really disappointed. I’m now going to have to throw out the music of theirs I’ve never bought, downloaded illegally, or even remotely found interest. Oh, Louis… the straight-y doth protest too much.
You know who needs to let things slide? Tabloid media, that’s who. Why even write anything about the damn shirt a celebrity is wearing? Isn’t there about a thousand more important newsworthy items to write about?
I’m exhausted with these immature homophobic jackasses and the “Gay panic defense” constantly feeling the need to reiterate how “straight” they are.As stated,the article mentioned nothing about his sexuality,he is so terrified of being perceived as Gay and it’s pathetic.The only member of this incredibly overrated band that seems to have some sense is Harry Styles.
I'm Black, and HIV-Positive.
To further expound: I wonder how hard it is to get a girlfriend when you’re only a member of the world’s most popular new boy band singing group? I mean, his only competition is Justin Bieber literally, but we don’t find out sexuality, and thus how sacred it is to him (gag, vomit) until his dumb-ass unwittingly wears a rainbow flagged apple t-shirt. And like that’s supposed to our fault? I swear, it’s people like this… How about living the dream str8 boi, instead of just giving it lip service? It’s fucking ridiculous that I even have to write that shit!
I'm Black, and HIV-Positive.
Then maybe you should have had a girlfriend then genius!
The original Apple logo was something else entirely. It was changed to the rainbow apple for simplicity and to emphasize the color capabilities of the then-new Apple II.
Louis Tomlinson has had a serious girlfriend for the last 3 years. Unfortunately, there’s a very vocal, stubborn set of One Direction fans that refuse to acknowledge this and prefer to think that Louis is in a secret relationship with bandmate Harry Styles. The boys used to joke about it but some fans have become obsessed. They have harrassed Louis’ family, including his young sisters, and his girlfriend for years now. The problem with Selby’s article is that it came after 2 days of the fans, most of whom are young and have no idea the rainbow apple was Apple’s logo for 20 years, saying it was confirmation that Louis was gay. A bunch of fluff gossip sites reposted all the fan stuff. Louis ignored it, and has been ignoring this stuff for 3 years, until a mainstream newspaper published on Louis wearing the logo. He may have jumped to conclusions but when the HEADLINE of the article states that Louis is wearing the shirt to support Tim Cook, with no confirmation or sourcing to confirm that, that’s wrong.
@I’m Black, and HIV-Positive.: He’s got a girlfriend. Three years now, they live together. They’re private because his fans harrass her.
I don’t understand why there is so much name calling in these comments. This was simply a misunderstanding, no need to call him a ‘horrid person’. Everybody makes mistakes. Yes, maybe he shouldn’t have reacted with curse words, but what are you going to do. He said somethings that he either regrets it or he doesn’t. Simple. Jenn seems to be taking it way easieis then many of you people and SHE is the one Louis is talking to. If any of YOU had misunderstood the article and took it to offense, I am pretty sure you would have reacted the same or similar. You people are wondering ‘how he has fans’ well, he has fans because he is a talented person with an amazing personality and not bad on the eye (if you now what I mean). If you don’t appreciate this side of him, which is the self defensive part of him (which we ALL have), then you can leave and ignore it. Honestly, if you guys ‘hate’ him so much, why did you read this? It obviously is about him. And do you honestly think that this was such a big deal to say what a ‘horrid person’ person he is? Because it’s not. I am a big fan of his and yeah it disappoints me a bit to see him using this language or whatever you guys are mad about, but I still am a big fan because I realize it was a mistake. A simple mistake. Jenn was fine so why aren’t you? Nothing anyone says can make me dislike him, so just stop talking about him like he is a piece of gum on his shoe because if he was to read this I’m sure he would feel the same towards you but he deals with alot of hate everyday and that’s really tough for one guy so adding onto it makes you as low as them. I’m not saying you guys are bad people or whatever but saying these things in the internet about someone is called ‘cyberbulling’ although it might not seem like it, it is, so you should think more about what you say not only on the Internet but in real life and not only to Louis but to anyone.
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