If you’ve ever spent any time on Twitter, you know One Direction fans are emotional, rabid and plentiful. So after Channel 4 in the United Kingdom aired a negative documentary about the band called Crazy About One Direction in which fans are portrayed as psychos, Twitter went wild.
A result of the wildness is a rumor that a section of the fanbase, known as “Larry Shippers”, was so particularly attacked by the television show that 14 girls committed suicide. Is this rumor true?
Doubtful. Even if it happened, how would the internet find out so quickly?. It just doesn’t add up. However, that hasn’t stopped “RIP Larry Shippers” from trending worldwide.
Want to see how hyper this fanbase is? Here are 9 examples directly from Twitter (Update: 10 more added for a total of 19!). Click the right arrow to view them all: