Time for battle of the boy bands! It has been a quiet few months between the feuding British boy bands One Direction and The Wanted. Just when we thought that maybe it was over and done with, One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has squashed any hope for a truce.
Tomlinson told Fabulous magazine that his band and the “Glad You Came” group will not be friends any time soon. “It’s a shame that The Wanted thing escalated, but there’s going to be no kissing and making up, that’s for sure. It’s gone too far.”
Exactly how far has it gone? Well it first started with a Twitter conversation gone sour.
One Direction crooner Zayn Malik tweeted Max George of the Wanted calling him a “geek”. George’s response: “That’s not very nice, @ZaynMalik. I was just starting to like you and your RnB songs, too.”
It initally seemed like innocent banter but then Tom Parker chimed in dissing Malik’s hair, which led to Malik making a comment about Parker’s face. Malik even called George “chlamydia boy”. Now, those tweets were deleted, but not fast enough for fans to react defending their respective boy bands.
The feud continued earlier this year, when Louis mentioned the Wanted during One Direction’s April 7th concert. Tom Parker took to twitter to complain: “You even talk about us at your own gig. Are you that upset that you didn’t get in this band?” They exchange more words and Parker implied that Tomlinson was gay.
These guys know how to get a twitter war brewing, that’s for sure.
Both bands have repeatedly told each other to “grow up”, but I think it is safe to say it calmed down a bit. While Tomlinson doesn’t see reconciliation in the future, Nathan Sykes (The Wanted) said he isn’t ruling out a collaboration with the X-Factor group.
Both groups have reached success and millions of fans, so maybe it’s time to just forgive and forget. I mean, N’Sync and the Backstreet Boys weren’t this dramatic back in the 90s. #justsayin