******* TRIGGER WARNING: If you are a Zarrie who is also a Louis fan, please click away. You don’t want to read what I have to say. I don’t mean to upset anyone, but these are my personal opinions. I have been sharing them with you all for a while now, and there is no point of you reading this and getting triggered and yelling at me. It will not change the way I feel about this situation.
The other main reason Larries and Zarries are different:
We know for a fact we’re not being baited for profit. Why? Firstly because Zarry is a very small (almost inconsequentially small) group of people. We don’t make waves. Hardly anyone knows about us. (We are content with that fact.) So there is no profiting off of us, or baiting us, or activating us to achieve a certain end within the charts because we don’t have massive numbers like Larry.
Larry is a massive ship/sub-culture that is able to trend things on Twitter and make videos go viral with millions of views. That is called making waves or moving the needle. That is a highly valuable quality to have when it comes to marketing. When you make waves that big, there is incentive and opportunity to use that power to control the wave and profit off of it. Typically with big artists they move the needle by virtue of who they are and their talent, such as with Harry. Louis, however, needs this shipper base to do anything noteworthy, especially to survive in the music industry.
Zayn and Harry are the two most prominent/remarkable members of the band outside of the 1D fandom. Meaning mainstream media and the general public care more about them and their undertakings than Louis, Liam, and Niall. That dynamic is not the case on the inside of the 1D fandom. Inside of the 1D fandom, everyone knows all of the boys equally; but the 1D fandom tends to hate on Harry and Zayn because of their relevance and popularity outside of the band. Harry and Zayn don’t need the Directioners and they DO NOT play to them for attention or sales. They have mass appeal on their own outside of the Directioners. Louis Liam and Niall desperately need the 1D fanbase, which is why they were FACTUALLY the most reluctant to leave it behind.
(Note: Zayn would still be pulling the second biggest numbers in the band behind Harry if he didn’t stop preforming live in 2016 and stopped promoting his music altogether. No interviews, no tv shows, no tours, nothing. Yet the media are still obsessed with him and his life more than Louis Liam and Niall combined.)
Now, focusing on Louis, he admitted how irrelevant and forgettable he was himself in 2017. No joke.
So if I say it or other publications say it, you can’t get angry because he acknowledged that FACT himself. He even went so far as to let us know he was cognizant of his own irrelevance and weaker vocals in the band as early as 2010, because they wouldn’t give him any solos.
So if you put two and two together, his extremely aggressive clinginess to the youngest (16yrs vs 19yrs) most impressionable member of the band, who was noted as being the most popular at that time and who got tons of solos, makes perfect sense. Especially his subsequent maltreatment of Harry once Harry started to separate himself from him over time. He was jealous of him and despised that he needed Harry for relevance. He pretended to like Harry to gain popularity, but deep down he despised everything Harry was and criticized nearly every word that came out of Harry’s mouth and everything he did. He treated Harry like a pet and made Harry constantly look to him for approval. Watch in those clips that Harry constantly looks to Louis to make sure his answer is ok or in agreement with Louis.
And as Harry grew up and started befriending people like Nick Grimshaw and dating Caroline Flack and Taylor Swift (and Zayn) the crafty Louis (who is admittedly aware of his own forgettable place in the band) realized he was losing his hold on the band’s golden goose. Lots of big stars and people with raw star power who are young and naïve get taken advantage of and exploited in the music industry. That’s pretty common. Usually by agents and financial advisors etc. But it just so happens that Harry was used and is still being used by Louis.
In late 2012, he would continue to put Harry down and embarrass him in interviews until Harry detached himself (with some reluctance) from this toxic friendship for good in 2013. Harry literally distanced himself from this man in every way that was physically possible. First, while they were still friends, he moved out of their shared flat a few months after they had just moved in to live with Ben Winston. (Ben made a show about the time Harry lived with him, which Larries trashed relentlessly because it blew a hole through the Princess Park Paradise storyline they tried to peddle to prove Larry.) He chose to leave Princess Park IN EARLY 2012 when he could have stayed there with Louis instead of with Ben in a dark attic with just a mattress.
Harry also distanced himself as far as body language is concerned; to the point where he acted revolted or repelled by Louis onstage some days, and Larries were so shocked by this they had to make up the conspiracy theory that they are still madly in love, but being separated by the evil management. (They can’t admit Harry simply disliked the way he was being treated by Louis, so he factually started riding on a separate bus in 2013, and a separate plane in 2014, and acted repelled by him onstage, which didn’t ease up until like a month before the band ended and he decided to play nice and sit by him for a few interviews for the fans’ sake. Realistically, Harry knew he was never coming back to that uncomfortable setup ever again after the hiatus. Not without Zayn, who is the reason he pushed for the hiatus in the first place.)
Back to late 2012, after the death of the Larry bromance, the only way Louis (who is an invariable attention-seeker, always trying take over every interview by being “funny” and doing stupid antics) the only way he could hold onto his relevance was to be the most obnoxious person in any interview and to get tattoos directly behind Harry. He also had to be mouthy to make himself seem needed behind the scenes (overcompensating with the label to make up for his lack of vocal ability) which consequently led to him trashing Zayn for being critical of the band when he left because Louis’ pride was wrapped up in the image of the band. That’s why he was so PISSED when Harry wanted the hiatus. He knew it was his end of exploiting Harry’s image and talent for his own gain. The idea that he was getting equal pay to Harry Effing Styles at any point is ludicrous.
Sure, Harry was so in love with Louis in 2015 that he pushed for a hiatus Louis was vehemently and vocally against. Harry chose to leave an environment where he was with the love of his life Louis (and in an environment where he continues to say he enjoyed being in for the fans) for no reason other than Zayn had left the band. By August 2015 the hiatus was approved, which means Harry had been pushing right after Zayn left. He literally couldn’t stand it there without him. Look at how morose he got in 2015. Look at how he wouldn’t utter one word in those 2015 OTRA video diaries of the tour. Some people pretend they only had a 5 year contract and would’ve ended in 2015 anyway. That is patently false. If that were true why on earth were Louis and Niall surprised by and fighting against the hiatus at the end of 2015 if it was already planned and agreed to??
Some Larries try to reverse the logic (laughably) onto Zarry and say if they were in love why did Zayn leave?
1.) Zayn admitted in his Beats One interview that he always wanted to leave the band from the first year. Based on the way Harry behaved after he left and the way he was changing Zayn’s lyrics in “Strong” to “You used to keep me from falling apart…” it’s easy to reason Zayn only stayed as long as he did for the fans and for HARRY.
2.) Zayn left because he was under stress, barely recovering from an eating disorder, his songs were all rejected from the FOUR album, he had had a fallout with Harry in Bangkok, and he was being hated on for cheating rumors.
So he left to preserve his mental health (which Louis attacked him for in 2019, calling him a hypocrite and flipping him off in an interview with Dan Wooton). And Zayn still expressed his love for Harry despite them going their separate ways in Golden, which Harry later responded to with his own Golden.
One more note on the One Direction Lies and Myths: Larries/Louies like to credit Louis with doing the most songwriting in 1D, and it’s like, uh, no. He contributed lyrics with a team of industry writers and producers more often than the other boys to overcompensate for his shortcomings, because he wasn’t doing any of the heavy lifting onstage (like Zayn for instance.) Louis did not define 1D’s sound. The producers did. The same producers who had the power to reject Zayn’s songs because they didn’t fit the ideal sound.
Desperate times call for desperate measures:
After 2012, tattoos (which he was originally against) were the only tools he had left by which to attach himself to Harry. So he began infringing on Zarry’s tattoo bond despite the fact that he could not care less about Harry as a person. You don’t embarrass and continuously insult people you genuinely care about. His “affection” for Harry was completely conditional and situational, so in some cases he would pretend to defend Harry but in the next moment he would antagonize him and embarrass him. That is psychological abuse and gaslighting. But ya’ll aren’t ready for that conversation.
Larries can rest assured they’re being baited by Louis because 99% of their BS proof is Louis-driven. Also because he and his team factually use Larries for views and streams. Case and point: Them using #Larry and #Harry Styles in a video about his deceased mother.
Larries can’t use the excuse that he did it because the song is about Harry. The fact that it was on a video for his deceased mother lets you know two things:
1) Louis and his team don’t actually care about Larry or Larries, they care about the traffic Larries create because they are a massive sub-fandom that can help move the needle for his music. Louis has always baited and gaslighted them so he can create buzz for his otherwise forgettable career.
2) There are no bounds to the lengths he and his team will go to in order to get views and streams. He used Larry and Harry Styles on a video about his late mom. I cannot begin to express to you how reprehensible and exploitative and PATHETIC that is.
And the tags are the only things we can prove at this moment, but it is only a minor indication of how his team thinks and how they operate. They are laughing at Larries. They don’t respect them or care about them. Louis drags Larries all the time because he despises them, yet will also bait them and use them to get what he wants.
It’s the same behavior he used towards Harry. He hated that he needed him, so he would bait him with this great fake friendship and pretend to care for him, but on the other hand would control him and insult him repeatedly try to embarrass him. It’s the same duplicitous two-faced behavior he does with Larries, baiting them in secret by using Harry’s tattoos and releasing his music near Harry’s b-day and using Harry’s tattoos on his Spotify to get streams, but then telling them their theories are “the biggest load of bullshit” and that they’re crazy public-facing. Like it’s all in their heads. Larries are just too dense and blind to realize how vicious he is.
Zarry is different. We know we’re not being exploited or baited for profit because Zayn and Harry simply do not need us. We are one of the most inconsequential sub-fandoms. We don’t make waves. We can’t trend anything. We don’t make dents in their streaming numbers if they bait us like Larries; which was proven recently with the streaming campaign for Louis’ song “Defenceless.” He baited them with Harry’s tattoos and they pissed themselves and streamed until their ears bled.
That is PROOF POSITIVE that Larries affect Louis’ career, and he KNOWS THAT THEY DO AND USES IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE, hence the tags of Larry and Harry Styles on a video about his deceased mother. No other 1D member uses the others members’ names for their videos. NONE. They’d rather not get views than to stoop that low.
At this point, Larries are all just Louies who hate Harry and try to ruin everything he’s apart of that is contrary to their delusion soup narrative. Such as how they hated on Harry’s sitcom Happily Together, and how they are embarrassing him on the Wiki page of his upcoming movies Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman. Ugh so effing pathetic and shameless. But Louis’ behavior empowers them and encourages them to be this way. He is their cult leader and always has been, and he profited off of baiting them with Harry’s tattoos last week.
More on this topic later. I just wanted to answer this question because Larries love to ask it to me: How can you say this or that about Larry when you do the same thing with Zarry?
Ugh, no the eff we don’t. Larry and Zarry are NOT the same things. Not by any stretch of the imagination. We aren’t even the same species. We are not comparable intellectually, and certainly not comparable in matters of integrity. Larries have proven that most of them are both morally and intellectually bankrupt.
For example: This guy just reuploaded his video debunking Larry because he had to take it down due to death threats from Larries. They abuse and harass people all the time, including ME. It’s normal for them.
Most Zarries are quiet, rational, confident, calm, don’t hate Gigi (although some of us are critical of her) we don’t think Khai is a fake baby, we don’t hate Jeff (I love him) and we don’t harass people who try to debunk our theories. Because at the end of the day, whether people agree with our theories or not, the FACTS that prove Zarry was/is real cannot be refuted, and we are content with knowing that (not desperate to prove something to every passing stranger; and not so insecure about a ship that we harass innocent people into agreeing with us or shutting up completely.)
Watch a detailed Larry vs Zarry series here!
Watch a debunk of the Larry Two Ghosts Theory here!
Watch the difference in the way Louis spoke of Harry’s mother vs the way Zayn did here!
Again, more on this topic later, loves. Thanks for listening!