One Direction Members Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles Poo-Poo Gay Rumors

Pity One Direction: In addition to international fame, fat bank accounts, youth and beauty, they have to suffer with dreaded gay rumors.

In an interview with Storyboard, OD member Louis bemoaned how some fans insist he and band mate Harry Styles, 18, know what makes each other beautiful. Numerous blogs and YouTube clips portray the guys as romantically attached, with some using the nickname “Larry Stylinson” to describe the duo.

“This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with in a relationship,” says Tomlinson, 21, now dating 20-year-old model Eleanor Calder. “Me and Harry are best friends, people look into our every move—it is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public. We want to joke around, but there seems to be a different rumor every time we do anything. I act the same way with Harry as I do [with] any of the other boys and my childhood friend Stan.”

Oh, Louis—it’s when the rumors stop that you really have to worry.