Here at GQ, we like to think we listen to our readers. However when we unveiled One Direction as the cover stars of our September issue last night, we weren't quite prepared for how many tweets we would receive in such a short space of time. (In fact, the response was so large that GQ.co.uk briefly crashed under the strain). While most were positive, and some less so, a few frankly had us fearing for our lives. Although the issue doesn't even go on sale until Thursday, a lot of the band's fan base took issue with certain cover lines, in particular one on Harry Styles' cover, "He's Up All Night To Get Lucky." It just goes to show: hell hath no fury like a Directioner scorned.
Warning: the following article contains serious abuses of Caps Lock.
HARRYS COVER SAYS HE UP ALL NIGHT TO GET LUCKY. @BritishGQ YOURE MAKING HIM SOUND LIKE A WHORE. HES NOT A FUCKING WHORE YOU STUPID CUNTS.— the butt (ﾉ◕ヮ◕) (@banginngniall_) July 29, 2013
@NATELY I WILL SHOVE THE HARRY DOLL ON YOUR BUMHOLE— craic lil nugget ✿ (@woahnxrry) July 29, 2013
FUCK U GQ GET A PROPER JOB U DICKS— ♡ lil shit ♡ (@Horan_OneLegHop) July 29, 2013
GQ MAGAZINE CAN GO FUCK THEMSELVES WITH A CHAINSAW UP THEIR ASSHOLE TILL IT MUTILATES THEIR INSIDES— ♡☹pearl☹♡ (@michaellaneous) July 29, 2013
@BritishGQ DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT TO CASTRATE THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THIS SHITTY MAGAZINE?— ♡amara♡ (@LouisM1serables) July 29, 2013
GQ NEEDS TO SHUT THE FUCK UP BEFORE I BREAK MY GLASS NAIL FILE IN TWO AND STAB THEM IN THE EYES— selmaaa (@itsniallstagram) July 29, 2013
whAT THE FUCK THEY MADE LOUIS LOOK LIKE AN ASSHOLE I S2G HE IS A FUCKING ANGEL I AM GOING TO FIND GQ AND FUCKING BOMB THEM SEE YOU IN JAIL— (@trxpicalouis) July 29, 2013
GQ MAGAZINE THIS IS AN INDIRECT TO YOUR EDITOR IM GOING TO TAKE YOUR TESTICLES AND POUND THEM WITH A HAMMER IM UP ALL NIGHT TO FUCK U UP BYE— ITS MA BIRTHDAY (@indeedniall) July 29, 2013
I'LL FUCK YOU UP GQ, I SWEAR YOU'VE MESSED WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE— ♡harry please???♡ (@crinklysmiles) July 29, 2013
We're still debating how to respond. To the rest of you, consider your feedback noted.
This troll-tastic mess is out Thursday. These kids sure have a vivid imagination.