One Direction are the best selling band in the world. They have legions of young fans around the globe and make millions and millions of pounds each year out of ticket sales, record sales and merchandising purchases made by their legions of Directioners. However, some have claimed that the lads aren’t exactly the best role models for their teen supporters.
In the same month that Justin Bieber was accused of assault, DUI and smoking marijuana on an airplane (and let’s not mention the egg incident and the gambling claims!), some people have insisted that 1D aren’t exactly paragons of virtue either and are promoting some technically unlawful behaviour in their new music video.
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Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles released the official music video for their single Midnight Memories last week and while it didn’t break Miley Cyrus’ Vevo record, they did achieve more than eight millions views on the clip within a 24 hour period. However, those that watched it will have seen more than one illegal act.
The video has now been watched more than 13 million times and Twitter has been buzzing as fans try to push the number higher and higher by the day.
So what’s all the furore about? Well some (probably older) people have pointed out that some of the X Factor stars’ antics are a little too crazy and would certainly land the lads in trouble if they tried them in real life.
Let’s have a look:
1: Harry, Niall etc climb London’s Tower Bridge and can be seen shouting and laughing as they lean from the high railings on the monument. If police officers were to get involved, the revellers could be charged with trespassing, willful endangerment and a number of other crimes.
2: The lads decide they’d like to go for a high speed sail on the Thames, but instead of hiring a dingy or jumping on the closest tourist cruise boat, they steal a police speedboat, as an unsuspecting officer watches on. Niall Horan seems to be the ring leader in this one!
3: To make matters worse, as the band speed off in their newly stolen vehicle, the take to the top deck to belt out their catchy tune. It’s all very watchable and certainly we were drawn in, but who was driving? Who was steering? What if they crashed into a nearby dock, or even worse, another boat? Illegal…see!
4: A One Direction video, wouldn’t be a One Direction video if Niall didn’t go in pursuit of food! The lads are spotted in a city shawarma restaurant, but the staff aren’t quick enough with the serving for Horan’s liking, so he leans over the counter and steals a lump of kebab meat….with his teeth! Theft right there.
5: The boys all get a little mad at this point and after Liam consumes a little bit too much chill sauce, Zayn attempts to cool him down by spraying him with the restaurant’s fire extinguisher. After Liam overindulges with a hot dish full of chili sauce, Zayn sprays him in the face with a fire extinguisher. It looks like a bit of fun. Just like getting hit with a custard pie right? Wrong, misappropriating a fire extinguisher is most definitely a crime and in fact inhaling the fumes from the foam can be deadly.
So there you go Directioners. Our boys are lawbreakers and rebels.
Do you love them more or a little less after hearing all that? Let’s hope the boys in blue aren’t reading!
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