Addressing this post following the response post I just reblogged feels really redundant, but I just have to express to you how deeply I feel that the original post in question completely misses the point.
First of all, the celebrities being so ~open and ~celebratory or ~dismissive-but-in-a-cool-way about rumors regarding their sexuality are talked about and interacted with in completely different ways than Louis.
Second of all, Louis never speaks derisively about being regarded as gay. His problem, in those quotes, doesn’t seem to be that he’s being thought of as homosexual (even though it’s within his rights to be offended that his sexuality, something private and individual, is suddenly public domain and so zealously owned by fans) it’s that people are putting forth a relationship he has consistently denied as reality. A relationship that happens to be homosexual, yes, but also one whose existence directly conflicts with and insults the relationship that is, by his word and deed, held by Louis as real. That Larry is two men doesn’t seem to be the big problem with Louis. What seems to bother Louis is that Larry being real means fanatic shippers tweeting his gf, his mum, Harry, Harry’s family, and everyone under the sun offensive shit, screaming the house down that Eleanor is a beard, that Louis is hiding his gay self, that he’s hurting pwecious Harry by denying their love, etc.
When confronted with the question of homosexuality, Louis has never said or implied he was uncomfortable with it or hated it. He very clearly has said he is angry about Larry and about people disrespecting Eleanor, because the two so closely tie hand in hand, unfortunately.
So stop demonizing Louis. Stop trying to twist the connotations of his words. And start thinking about the inevitably damaging fallout when you erroneously try and make people fit the image you have of them in your heads.
I just don’t get it, guys.
the ot5 sails their own ship
ALL ABOARD MOTHERFUCKER