[Some links may contain images and language NSFW] An article
on The Daily Dot
) about tinhatting
, or the belief amongst certain fans that two celebrities are meant to be together but are being kept apart by nefarious forces, has sparked vitriol from the fans of the One Direction
pairing known as Larry Stylinson.
Larry Stylinson is the pairing name of the band members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. The accepted canon amongst Larry tinhats is that the two are being kept by Modest
, One Direction's managing company, from revealing to the world that they're in love, going as far as to give Louis Tomlinson a fake girlfriend. A glance at the Larry Stylinson
tag on Tumblr shows fans discussing when/how their relationship will be announced, how fake the relationship is between Louis Tomlinson and girlfriend Eleanor Calder (also known as Elounor
), and how much the Larry and Elounor fans hate each other.
Rage against the Daily Dot article ignited across Tumblr
and in the article's comments, including accusations that the author of the article was paid off by Modest Management
and that those who doubted Larry will be sorry when the couple finally comes out of the closet.
A second article, this time on online harassment in the One Direction fandom
, caused another fury when Larry fans accused the Daily Dot of being biased
and favouring Elounor. And, of course, that the author has been paid off to write lies.
Unfortunately, individual comments on the articles can't be linked, so you'll want to read them yourself. Yes, all of them.
Previously well known tinhat communities include the Lord of the Rings Domlijah
and the more recent Supernatural J2