Posted: 1:38 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
A disturbing subject began trending on Twitter Thursday night and into Friday morning, where the phrase #RIPLarryShippers started showing up all over the place. The “Larry Shippers” refers to the segment of One Direction fans who fantasize or believe there’s a romantic relationship between One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles.
On Thursday night, a British TV channel aired Crazy About One Direction, a show that delved into the obsession some fans have with the British boy band and many 1d’ers believe it painted them in a horrible light and crazy lunatics overly dedicated to the boy band. So much so that the internet went wild with rumors that up to 42 “Larry Shippers” (“L”ouis Tomlinson plus H”arry” Styles = Larry) might have killed themselves.
Band member Liam Payne even addressed the situation on his Twitter page, saying “not really sure what’s going on right now I just hope everyone’s ok xxx”
“Hearing some horrible things… Really hope this isn’t true.”
Unfortunately, a large number of One Direction fans seem to believe the rumors are real, even though there’s no confirmation or reliable reports than anyone killed themselves over the program.