Anorak | Channel 4 turns One Direction fans into its latest freak show

Channel 4 turns One Direction fans into its latest freak show

by | 17th, August 2013

Liam Payne (left) and Harry Styles of One Direction meet fans outside Radio 1 in London.

NO-ONE loves music more than teenagers and, no-one loves One Direction more than teenager girls. With that, Channel 4 decided to air a documentary about 1D’s fans, painting them in a less than flattering light. That’s Channel 4’s forte at the minute, mocking people who need a council house, can’t speak English, are part of the travelling community and people on benefits.

If you’re working class or foreign in Britain, you can thank Channel 4 for turning your social media feeds into something akin to a UKIP rally.

Completely ignoring the millions of perfectly normal young people who like nothing more than singing 1D songs and dancing around their bedrooms with a hairbrush, Channel 4 squarely looked at the boyband’s obsessive following, which prompted a rather angry response.

On Twitter, 1Ders protested with hashtags and shouting “This is not us!”


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