Carter Vintage Guitars: We had fun hanging with One Direction’s Harry Styles today. Harry said he was saving his Carter Vintage T-shirt for the big show!
WHY ARE PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY GIVING HARRY STYLES THEIR BABY HE’S GUNNA STEAL THEM LISTEN TO ME
This fandom is so drenching. That’s why I needed a break (and my brain won’t let me have a full break so for now I just restrained from answering anons) but seriously so, so, so drenching. Everything is nitpicked and analysed to the exhaustion.
If something is wrong, recognise it, acknowledge it and move on, don’t stop at every little thing, don’t analyse the reasons of every little word. None of the boys are programmed robots, they’re on a stage in front of thousands of people three times a week they don’t control every single twitch of their eyes or every single word that comes out of their mouths, they can get nervous or at a loss of words in a situation just like us.
It’s okay to acknowledge that Harry’s song lyrics that say “I can’t think straight I’m so gay” are a big deal because he was likely listening to the song (or came across the lyrics or summat) and he knew that line was there, he’s not constantly tweeting and he’s aware of having 21 million followers, he doesn’t just type lyrics without thinking, because he has time to process what he’s doing before hitting tweet.
It’s NOT the same to be handed a baby in the middle of a show in front of what? 50 thousand people and having a microphone in hand and having to talk to a toddler in front of his parents in a Southern state in the US (an area that’s still struggling with homophobia, I may add), he probably said the first thing that came to mind, what he (you, me, my friends, your friends) have learned in the last 20 years “boys like girls, girls like boys”. It doesn’t mean that’s what he thinks (in fact I think we have hundreds of hints of it NOT being what he thinks, not even including the fact that he himself is gay).
It’s not a big deal, just like Liam being stupid with the BMI thing is not a big deal, I’m sorry if you felt offended by it, it’s valid if you did, but he’s 20 years old and he’s been attacked multiple times while he was growing up, it was messed up but he’s not supposed to be perfect! He’s ignorant, that’s it.
People are still mad because Gemma spoke positively about cat calling, I used to do that too???? Like, not long ago? A friend of mine asked me if I was “one of those bitches who complains when someone compliments her on the street” and I said no. And at that time I just didn’t care. I do now, I’ve been educated by tumblr (LOL), that doesn’t mean I was a bad person before.
We have engrained in our brains that boys like girls and girls like boys, that there’s a “normal” range of weight (the correct word would be healthy…) and that girls have to feel good when men whistle to them when they walk by. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, not fatphobic or a feminist, it’s DIFFICULT to unlearn problematic thoughts and to untie from problematic behaviour.
The solution is to not look at these people as perfect just because they’re famous and have a voice, they’re just like you and me. They’re not idols, they’re celebrities. Don’t idolise them and then you won’t be disappointed when they mess up. BECAUSE THEY WILL MESS UP, I can promise you that. It will keep on happening.