It’s no secret to anyone with eyes that One Direction boybander Harry Styles is fond of getting tattoos (for a refresher, please refer to posts HERE, HERE and HERE). In a new interview, Harry opens up about his love of tattoos … and how he regrets getting some of them. Harry refers to some of his body ink as “awful” and “crap” and I can’t say that I blame him … but it is refreshing to hear the lad be so open about the truth. Wouldn’t it be great if ALL young popstars with terrible tattoos came to their senses like Harry has?
One Direction member Harry Styles has admitted that he regrets many of his famous tattoos, including an inking by his friend Ed Sheeran. The ‘Best Song Ever’ star described some of his markings as “just awful”, and said that his mom is still pushing him to quit getting body art. Asked by We Love Pop when the last time he got told off by his mother was, Styles replied: “Probably for my tattoos. “She doesn’t not like them, but I always used to wear long sleeves when I went round. She doesn’t get that mad – she’s not like that – but she will say, ‘That’s enough now’. There are some that my friends have done and some that are just awful. I regret this one [that Ed Sheeran did] on my wrist… I mean, these are just crap.”
I dunno if this realization will stop Harry from getting more tattoos but at least he’s aware that some of his tats suck. Maybe he can have a sit down chat with Justin Bieber and enlighten the lad with this wisdom? We can only hope.
In other news, remember earlier this week how we learned that British GQ put each of the 5 members of 1D on their own cover for the new issue of their magazine? Yeah, some folks aren’t happy about how their teen idols are portrayed in the mag … and they’ve been sending threats to the magazine. Is it me or has the whole world lost its head?
Q UK on Monday unveiled its latest set of covers, which are plastered with portraits of One Direction members and provocative words intended to make you pick up the magazine. Some Tweeters, however, weren’t that impressed. As one would perhaps expect from Directioners, the onslaught of social media responses was rabid. It was fast. It was large. But maybe contrary to GQ’s expectations, it was also reportedly overwhelming and merciless. While some fans simply retweeted and favorited GQ’s account, a certain swath of One Direction devotees took to Twitter to exclaim their hateful (and sometimes violent) disgust with the new covers:
@harrehmybabe @Harry_Styles @BritishGQ GO PUNCH THOSE SLUTS AT GQ AND ALL THEIR BS ABOUT YOU ALL UNACCEPTABLE HARRY THEY TALK SHIT ABOUT Y’ALL
@fxkinlouis im crying dont hate on louis you fukcing assholes or i will shove bleach into your assholes and pull out your eyes with a spork
@francescanoel @Harry_Styles @BritishGQ IM FUCKING PISSED AT HOW THEY PORTRAYED YOU, YOU ARE NOT A GOD DAMN MAN WHORE, YOU ARE A CUPCAKE. JESUS.
@crinklysmiles: I’LL FUCK YOU UP GQ, I SWEAR YOU’VE MESSED WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE
@ClaireFon1: @BritishGQ I’M GONNA BOMB YOUR HEADQUARTERS!
Wow. I have to admit, I am pretty naive when it comes to seeing this kind of crazy hate on Twitter … and online, for that matter. I know that there is a lot of really terrible stuff that gets posted online but when you read crazy tweets like “I’m gonna bomb your headquarters” you have to wonder what the eff is wrong with people. I realize that many of these threats come from idiotic kids who don’t know any better but, damn, is this real life? I understand that GQ has been taking all of this crazy talk in stride, even poking fun at some of the tweeters but you just never know who is serious and who is not when threats like this are made.
My suggestion is for Harry Styles to steer clear of tattoo parlors for the rest of his life and for rabid tween fans to go outside and play, rather than send death threats on Twitter. That way, we can all sleep peacefully at night.