One Direction fans recently took to Twitter to flood the feeds with photos of the guys in the band posing in ways that prove that they're going in a "Gay Direction."
Directioners can be so confusing - they all want to date Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, or some combination of the guys, but they also want 1D to be gay. If the guys were into each other, this would mean that no fan would have a chance in hell of dating them.
But according to the IB Times, Directioners recently took their bizarre gay fantasy to the extreme by tweeting tons of photos that show the guys getting all bromantic.
In one hilarious photo, it looks like Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are looking at Zayn Malik's crotch. The guys have also grabbed each other's butts before, and fans are convinced that Harry and Louis are in a secret gay relationship - they've even dubbed the guys "Larry Stylinson." But since Louis Tomlinson has been dating model Eleanor Calder for quite some time now, Larry is obviously just a myth.
Harry also has gay fans that send him signed pairs of underwear, so apparently Directioners have managed to convince some guys out there that Harry really does bat for the other team.
Luckily the guys in One Direction don't seem to mind all the rumors - it would be kind of upsetting if they angrily lashed out about it since being called gay shouldn't be considered a bad thing. And maybe the way the guys get all touchy-feely with each other could be seen as them just being really comfortable with their sexuality - it's really no different than the way girlfriends will hold hands and play with each other's hair.
There have been past boy bands with gay members that have hidden their sexuality, like Lance Bass of 'N Sync. However, hopefully Simon Cowell wouldn't force a member of One Direction to pretend to play it straight in this day and age. It would obviously be a big mistake to do this since so many Directioners seem to want the guys to be gay.
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