With the recent drama surrounding GQ’s individual covers of One Direction, we decided that most extreme fans of the teenage heartthrobs should have not judged a book (or in this case a magazine) by its cover.
Furious fans unleashed their anger via twitter about GQ’s suggestive cover tag lines about the boy bands extracurricular activities. However, once you put the comments into context, the covers make so much more sense and relay that the interviews we’re all in good humour.
When asked about the constant rumours surrounding his sex life, Harry Styles commented,
“Some are funny. Some of them are ridiculous. Some of them are annoying. I don’t want to be one of those people that complains about the rumours.” Styles said, “I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, ‘This isn’t true!’ It is what it is; I tend not to do that.”
Louis Tomlinson, who has been with girlfriend Eleanor Calder for almost two years, noted that cheating wasn’t desirable considering,
“The type of girls that would sleep with you in a heartbeat aren’t the type of girls I’d want to take home anyway.”
Fellow 1D bandmates, Niall Horam and Liam Payne also dished how they deal with the constant stream of ladies and booze (or lack thereof) while on tour.
“We haven’t been on the road long enough yet—ask me in a few months’ time. All last year, we were touring in America so we were all under age, so we couldn’t really party then, anyway,” Niall said. Liam added: “Groupies? We don’t have time to party! I’m not even single. This sort of talk will get me in trouble.”
The two mentioned just how being on tour is very much a job for them and they take it rather seriously.
“We go back on the road straight after a show and we’re gone. I wish we did have time for girls and parties but we don’t.”
No need to lash out, One Direction’s innocently sweet reputation is still in tact, for now.
Read the full exclusive interview with One Direction in the September issue of British GQ, out Thursday 1st August, priced £3.99. GQ is also available on the iPad, Google Play and Kindle Fire.