Louis Tomlinson Angers Fans With Secret About One Direction's Name
Louis Tomlinson accidentally broke the hearts of a few 1D stans during his X-Factor debut.
As a new judge on the British reality singing competition show, he had plenty of wisdom to share with the contestants taking their shot at the big time. One tidbit, however, left Directioners reeling. It turns out Louis never liked his boy band's name, and on top of that, he says the other members didn't, either.
"You know the thing is with a name, I don't think any of us were ever a massive fan of One Direction," Louis told members of the group No Levels during the show. "If you think about the name, it's a pretty corny name."
Louis Tomlinson last night on #XFactor:
'I don't think any of us were really a massive fan of [the name] One Direction. It's a pretty corny name.' pic.twitter.com/DgHUNB1r54
— MNF (@musicfactnews) September 1, 2018
While One Direction wasn't the only band whose name Louis bashed—he also called his fellow judge Robbie Williams's old boy band, Take That, "horrendous"—some 1D fans were pretty disappointed with his comment. There were a lot of tweets on the subject, of course.
louis tomlinson really said that one direction is a corny name and that none of the boys were really a fan of it…. im hurt
— leila, not layla 🦋 (@disfordirection) September 1, 2018
I have zero respect for One Direction band members who diss the band including Louis. You know who NEVER disrespected the band? Harry Styles. But you do you, LT. "Louis Tomlinson calls One Direction a 'corny' name on his X Factor debut" https://t.co/vGWwzxwbWG
— Heather Hear (@heather_hear) September 2, 2018
@Louis_Tomlinson why do you think name of band one direction is corny ??
— 🍀 (@daggernroselwt) September 3, 2018
I can't believe louis tomlinson said one direction is a corny name and he never liked it my 2013 self is screaminG
— stephanie (@sweetboytae) September 2, 2018
1D comment aside, though, a lot of people seemed very impressed with Louis's first go as an X-Factor judge.
@Louis_Tomlinson is such a nice guy! Helping that guy out on Xfactor for no other reason than just to help him out!
— Cassie Kennedy 💞 (@cassiekennedy3) September 4, 2018
Loving Louis Tomlinson on X Factor. Also when did he get hot???
— Sean (@seanmcbae) September 3, 2018
— Jen Crandall (@JenCrandall) September 4, 2018
Only just seen what @Louis_Tomlinson did for @AntArtist89 on #XFactor . Goes to show that if you're raised properly, it doesn't matter how much money you earn or how successful you are, you'll always be a decent person. Helping somebody with so many demons! What a hero 👏🏼
— Scott Barker (@ScottBarkington) September 4, 2018
not to be dramatic but uhhhhh i would literally die for louis tomlinson without hesitation
— mel. ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtmypurpxse) September 4, 2018
I am just going to say that @Louis_Tomlinson is absolutely everything on this season of @TheXFactor! Just like his fringe – he is on point! On fleek! On my mind! #LouisTomlinson #XFactor pic.twitter.com/ytdWLNaoHg
— Benjamin Norris (@BenjaminJNorris) September 3, 2018
If you're not happy with Louis right now, don't worry: There's a lot more X-Factor coming up, so he'll have plenty of time to get back in your good gracees.
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