One Direction – We Want Respect From Fellow Males
One Direction may be a boy band, but they want to be seen as more than just a boy band. Niall Horan admitted that they want more male fans and be respected as a whole by the male community. Despite of having some guy fans, the UK based band wants more. Niall said when they sell male fans, it makes them feel good as a band. Of course this has upset some of their fans thinking that they ask too much, which we should stress that is not what the boys mean. They just want to see mega fan boys, much like how their female fans are very vocal over them. Here is what Niall all had to say about their desire for respect from the male community.
Boy fans? Yeah we wanna see more of them. That’s what we aim to do. When we see them in the crowd we’re like ‘Yeah this is cool’, you know. Obviously we’re 90% girls, but we wanna try and expand
I don’t technically see anything wrong with that statement, but I can understand how that might upset some. I can also see this causing more rumors or trouble for One Direction, all by mistake. Niall could have found a more tactful way to say it, but he didn’t and will not have to deal with the aftermath. It should be interesting to see how their team will do damage control. This could do them more harm than they thought and that will be terrible. However, they should have given it much more thought on how and what they would say.
How do you feel about their comments? Tactful or tasteless? I say tasteless! I would think that they would love their fans regardless and would make sure that they are open to all types of fans. If they wanted more males fans, then they should have shunned the boy band tag. That of course brings mostly girls and off puts a lot of guys. That is just the way it works. While I still stand by what I said above, I doubt they meant anything bad by it towards their fans-I do think they could have addressed it far better. After all, if it wasn’t for their 90% female fan base they would have no sold out tours.Perhaps they should take a cue from Justin Bieber or Cody Simpson on public relations with fans.