It’s War Direction... geddit? Yes, but it’s not funny.
As you may already know, there is ANOTHER band in the US called One Direction.
There have been a lot of rumours and whatnot this week about whether our UK boys will have to change their name for when they’re in America, with phrases like “court cases” and “legal battles” being thrown around. But despite the emotive, exciting words, it looks like the two bands will just carry on as they are in perfect harmony.
Perfect harmony is not something that fans of the two bands are currently living in; with both sets taking to One Direction USA’s YouTube channel to vent rage at each other and what they perceive to be the evil band twin.
Although the UK One Direction will get to keep their name in the US, that didn’t stop certain Directioners getting very angry and seeming to think that the American band had “stolen” the name.
“SORRY. But they STOLE EVERYTHING from One Direction of UK. Their name, their style...bitch please, be original. This guys are totally FAKES. The REAL One Direction is from London, and one from Ireland, was born in The X Factor OF 2010. TWO YEARS AGO, their name of everyone is Liam,Niall,Louis,Harry and Zayn. THAT'S ONE DIRECTION. This "singers" (One Direction US) born THIS YEAR, 2012, their stole the idea of 1DUK. That's pathetic. [sic]”
Well that’s a bit dramatic.
Others added to the rage with messages like this: “They´re not even good..It just seems like they wanna piss of all the Directioners in the world and the best boy band ever, UK ONE DIRECTION!”
Fans of the yankee boys soon got wound up and retaliated, one even dared to take a hit at Harry Styles.
“This sounds more like they know about music instead of just looking pretty. The group of boys just sing and dress up, These people obviously know how to write their own music. Shut the hell up about the name. These people are better. Get over your obsession with 2 year old harry potter or styles or whatever his name may be.”
“Plus, I've never seen the UK one direction play as an actual BAND like in this video! All they do is stand there and sing, usually mediocre. US1D ftw.”
*Ducks as a tonne of carrots gets hurled through cyberspace*
However within among the fury there were some glimmers of common sense. Someone who we like to think is a teacher or a mum, said:
“Let's all move with our live and focus on the music. Chose to like whichever artist or like them both and leave the disrespect behind. I can assure you all will live and be find and move on with your lives if both one directions can do the same. [sic]”
And a Directioner wrote: “Do you really think that Zayn, Niall, Louis, Harry and Liam really want you lot acting like this. Seriously. The ones who are bad mouthing this band are giving 1D a bad name as well as their fan base.”
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