Harry Styles has sparked a slew of new dating rumors by stepping out with Ellis Calcutt. So is she the girl who has finally stolen Harry's heart, or is she just another of his many female friends?
According to her, One Direction fans have nothing to worry about - she and Harry just went to school together and were meeting up to catch up over coffee in Manchester.
But of course fans are quick to jump to conclusions about the ladies in Harry's life, and poor Ellis became the latest girl to get abused by angry Directioners who don't want Harry to date anyone. According to the Mirror, she showed just how frustrated 1D fans were making her by posting this message on her Facebook page:
"Wow, you people are sooo quick to make up rumours! Me & Harry went for coffee together as we haven't seen each other since last year!"
"We're only good friends and have been since high school. I have a lovely boyfriend called Phil so you can stop spreading rumours about me and Harry dating each other because we absolutely are not!"
Unfortunately Harry Styles is finding that it's going to be very hard to keep any female friends in his life because of the crazy way that One Direction fans react to them. Every time he's spotted with a new girl, jealous Directioners take to Twitter to post hateful messages about her, and of course things get really ugly when the girl in question has an account on the social networking site. "Gotta Be You" video star Emma Ostilly found out how insane some 1D fans can be when she and Harry were spotted kissing in New Zealand - they bothered her so much that she took down her Twitter page.
Ellis Calcutt's message was pretty clear, so maybe fans will leave her alone now. But hopefully she doesn't quit spending time with Harry just because of the hateful messages she's getting. The girls in Harry's life have got to show all the hateful fans that their mean messages aren't going to work. By quitting Twitter, Emma Ostilly probably made the abusive Directioners feel more powerful, which means they won't quit acting the way that they are.
It's kind of like what happened with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez - Selena got death messages when she and Justin first started dating, but she didn't let them stop her from seeing the star. The anger eventually died down, and now she and the Biebs are doing fine. The same thing would probably happen if Harry Styles was openly friends with girls like Ellis Calcutt and Emma Ostilly - Directioners would just get used to him having girls in his life.
And who can blame Harry for wanting to have a few female friends? Even though he and his One Direction band mates are BFFs, it probably gets tiresome being around so much testosterone.
Luckily there are a lot of caring and kind Directioners out there who stand up for girls like Ellis and Emma, and hopefully more fans will decide to make a move in that direction and stop being bullies. After all, shouldn't true fans want Harry and those that he cares about to be happy?
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