Entertainment Fake Babies To Royalty: A Look Back At One Direction's Wildest Conspiracy Theories
Fake Babies To Royalty: A Look Back At One Direction's Wildest Conspiracy Theories
Dua Lipa reacts following the announcement that the singer has secured her first Mercury Prize nod for Future Nostalgia, her critically acclaimed and disco-influenced second album.
Happy birthday to! After being put together on X Factor by Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell, the world's most famous (living) boyband turn 10 today. 10! It would have been difficult to predict a decade ago that the boys would inspire fandom which hadn't been seen since the Beatles - and that would soon become Gucci's darling and the most fashionable man on earth.
But, while the group achieved a level of success which was almost beyond comprehension, ardent fans sometimes spawned trouble when conspiracy theories about the group would spiral out of control. Do you remember when Louis Tomlinson, the first in the band to become a father, was accused of having a fake son? No? Well, we guess you need to read our guide to the oddest theories surrounding the band. Buckle up, it's honestly the weirdest ride through stand culture you've ever seen.
Twitter wanted to fight against fake news related to 5G and Covid-19 with an algorithm. It completely failed
© Provided by Slate The Twitter logo. | Josh Edelson / AFP The Covid-19 pandemic indirectly led to the spread of many conspiracy theories. Among them, many link the coronavirus to 5G, the future standard of mobile telephony. On social networks, theories and fake news have been widely adopted, bringing platforms to action. With a little delay, Twitter announced that it would take action in late April. One of them was installed on Friday, as Motherboard of Vice US explains.
Louis' 'fake' son
Yep, this is unfortunately just as weird as it seems. Back in 2016, Louis became a father to a little boy Freddie with his ex Briana Jungwirth. Fans, though, were convinced that the whole thing was a lie, and the young parents were using a doll on rare public appearances. Briana commented on an MTV News Instagram post which showed her baby Photoshopped out of one of the photos of Louis holding him. 'Sorry but that is just cruel. I don't usually speak out much, but I'd like to know how would you feel as a new proud mother reading something like this?' she wrote. 'How dare anyone call my child fake? That's sick and morally wrong. Say all you'd like but I won't let anyone take away the happiness I have for my baby son. I know Louis won't either.'
Iraq: False information promotes dramatic spread of Covid-19
© Mohammed Aty / Reuters An employee of the Iraqi health ministry giving advice on precautionary measures against the coronavirus at a radio station in Basra, the July 13, 2020. The coronavirus epidemic continues to accelerate in Iraq. The country is now approaching the mark of 100,000 cases and 4,000 deaths. However, a large part of the population still does not respect the health measures imposed by the government.
Now, one of the reasons that the aforementioned 'Babygate' gained so much traction was because of the seemingly never-ending conspiracy that, actually, Harry and Louis were together. There was a lot of fan fiction about it, which we do not recommend reading. It's not exactly Tolstoy.
Niall had a secret son
When Niall's brother Greg had a child in 2014, some fans naturally thought the baby was Niall's... Why? No reason, really. OK then.
The true meaning of Made In The A.M.?
Zayn Malik crushed numerous hearts the world over when he acrimoniously left One Direction in 2015. Their next album, post-Zayn, was called Made In The A.M.? Does that mean the tracks were recorded in the morning... Or that the album marked their new era, After Malik?
ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said. “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism," the company said in a statement Tuesday. It is terminating its relationship with Cannon, ViacomCBS said. The company's move was in response to remarks made by Cannon on a podcast in which he and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, the former Public Enemy member, discussed racial bias. The podcast reportedly was filmed last year and aired two weeks ago.
Prince Louis was actually named after Louis Tomlinson
According to some fans, there was absolutely no way that Kate and Wills' son Prince Louis was named after Lord Louis Mountbatten. Oh no, they were definitely superfans of One Direction and wanted to honour the band's name. Seems legit.
Backwards secret messages
Listen back to They Don't Know About Us and you will hear secret messages like: 'Shut up. Don't ignore me. Don't ignore me. Believe it. … Nice going Modest [One Direction's former management]!' We don't recommend it by the way, it sounds super creepy.
Another suspect pleads guilty in case of 39 dead Vietnamese .
LONDON (AP) — A 28-years-old man pleaded guilty Friday to immigration violations in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found inside the back of a container truck in England in what police have described as an apparent human-smuggling tragedy. Alexandru Hanga, of Tilbury, England, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration. He appeared via video link at Central London Criminal Court and will be sentenced at a later date.The victims, all Vietnamese nationals, were found Oct. 23 in an industrial park in the English town of Grays inside a refrigerated container that had arrived by ferry from Belgium.