One Direction vs. The Wanted: Louis Tomlinson's Twitter feud with Tom Parker gets ugly
Members of One Direction and The Wanted have always had a bit of a social media rivalry brewing, but it got particularly heated this week after One Direction's Louis Tomlinson mentioned The Wanted during a One Direction show. (Basically, he expressed his sympathies for The Wanted's opening act.)
The Wanted's Tom Parker wasn't too pleased. "You even talk about us at your own gigs. Are you that upset you didn't get in this band?" he tweeted at Louis. (His tweets have since been deleted.)
Louis replied with a reminder that Tom had auditioned for "The X Factor" -- where One Direction was formed -- and hadn't made it.
@tomthewanted Pal, we both know I wouldn't waste my time auditioning for your band. You humour me with your bad boy persona.-- Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013
Tom then fired back with an implication that Louis has been shut out of One Direction tracks. "Yes @Louis_Tomlinson, I don't need to call producers to beg my way on to a track over my "friends" #crybaby #loyalty #louisgottalent." But Louis wasn't having any of that, either.
@tomthewanted Interesting you have to entertain your many followers with lies. I actually think you could be the biggest twat on twitter.-- Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013
From there, Louis' bandmate Liam Payne weighed in.
The guys' love interests even got involved, when Tom's girlfriend Kelsey Hardwick said that Louis tweets Tom more than he tweets his fans, and Louis' girlfriend Eleanor not-so-subtly reminded Kelsey that she'd had an embarrassing nip slip at a recent party. Later, Tom said One Direction's new movie should be titled "Mean Girls 3," and Louis fired back with "not a bad idea actually maybe
When The Wanted's Jay McGuiness jumped into the argument, his rant required far more than Twitter's allocated 140 characters. He wrote to Louis, "Dear @Louis_Tomlinson, please stop mentioning us in your gigs, we certainly no longer mention you and it's time to let dead dogs lie. Your passive-aggressive style of speaking makes me cringe, and I wish you'd either have the bollocks of some of your co-workers to speak truthfully, or the class of the majority of them to be silent. I'm not sure what's happened since we saw you at the XFactor, but you've done a sterling job of becoming one of the most overrated, arrogant and not to mention insincere people around. Your shocking lack of talent will only be forgiven by lots of humility and no-strings-attached friendship among your band. Louis, don't measure your worth in followers or money, because they're fickle, and when they go you might just feel worthless."
Louis simply replied:
@jaythewanted this would be a lovely insight for your next book. You must have been a splendid student. Never forget you boys started this.-- Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013
Despite how heated things have gotten on social media, judging by Louis' send-off, it sounds like the guys aren't so tough in person.
@tomthewanted You clearly spend too much time on twitter. Funny that face to face you act like a little girl. Goodnight old friend.-- Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013
What do you think, boy band fans? Team Louis or Team Tom?