British GQ suffers wrath of One Direction fans
July 31st, 2013
06:30 PM ET

British GQ suffers wrath of One Direction fans

In the Internet's never-ending race to see who has the most intense fandom, One Direction has just pulled ahead.

The internationally famous boy band is featured in the September issue of British GQ with each member - Harry Styles; Liam Payne; Niall Horan; Zayn Malik; and Louis Tomlinson - getting his own cover and corresponding headline.

Sounds like a smart idea to get a smitten Directioner to buy them all, right? Here's where it all went wrong:

On Harry's cover, the mag opted for a tight shot of the star with the accompanying headline, "Harry: He's Up All Night to Get Lucky." There's also a winking pull quote, "It's definitely less than 100 ..." right on top.

While the editors were probably hoping that would inspire potential readers to see how he finished that sentence, Directioners have retaliated to the idea that Harry's "getting lucky" in full force.

The magazine has compiled a list of the most outrageous tweets they were hit with, most of which aren't SFW so we can't repost them here.

Fans primarily lashed out at the publication for sullying Harry's image and "making him sound like a whore" when he is not a whore but "a cupcake." (See the tweet for yourself.)

In another tweet that's since been removed, the fan railed against the inaccuracy of the headline: "HARRY ISNT 'UP ALL NIGHT TO GET LUCKY' HES UP ALL NIGHT MAKING VINES, HANGING OUT WITH HIS HAIR STYLISTS, OLD PEOPLE, AND A BABY."

Others threatened to castrate GQ staffers, pull out their eyes with a spork, or attack their headquarters.

British GQ, having taken the feedback into account, said it's still debating how to respond.

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. M.A.P.

    Are these losers still around? I would rather watch an overweight man push excretement out of his body onto the pavement than watch these poop "stars" try to entertain.

    August 2, 2013 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |

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