One Direction vs. The Wanted: Louis Tomlinson's Twitter feud with Tom Parker gets ugly

louis-tomlinson-tom-parker.jpgEver wonder what the world might've been like if Twitter had existed during the *NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys days? British boy bands One Direction and The Wanted have been giving us a taste of just how ugly a feud can turn when it goes public.

Members of One Direction and The Wanted have always had a bit of a social media rivalry brewing, but it got particularly heated this week after One Direction's Louis Tomlinson mentioned The Wanted during a One Direction show. (Basically, he expressed his sympathies for The Wanted's opening act.)

The Wanted's Tom Parker wasn't too pleased. "You even talk about us at your own gigs. Are you that upset you didn't get in this band?" he tweeted at Louis. (His tweets have since been deleted.)

Louis replied with a reminder that Tom had auditioned for "The X Factor" -- where One Direction was formed -- and hadn't made it.




Tom then fired back with an implication that Louis has been shut out of One Direction tracks. "Yes @Louis_Tomlinson, I don't need to call producers to beg my way on to a track over my "friends" #crybaby #loyalty #louisgottalent." But Louis wasn't having any of that, either.


From there, Louis' bandmate Liam Payne weighed in.


The guys' love interests even got involved, when Tom's girlfriend Kelsey Hardwick said that Louis tweets Tom more than he tweets his fans, and Louis' girlfriend Eleanor not-so-subtly reminded Kelsey that she'd had an embarrassing nip slip at a recent party. Later, Tom said One Direction's new movie should be titled "Mean Girls 3," and Louis fired back with "not a bad idea actually maybe could ask Lindsay?" -- a reference to Max George's relationship (ish?) with Lindsay Lohan.

When The Wanted's Jay McGuiness jumped into the argument, his rant required far more than Twitter's allocated 140 characters. He wrote to Louis, "Dear @ Louis_Tomlinson, please stop mentioning us in your gigs, we certainly no longer mention you and it's time to let dead dogs lie. Your passive-aggressive style of speaking makes me cringe, and I wish you'd either have the bollocks of some of your co-workers to speak truthfully, or the class of the majority of them to be silent. I'm not sure what's happened since we saw you at the XFactor, but you've done a sterling job of becoming one of the most overrated, arrogant and not to mention insincere people around. Your shocking lack of talent will only be forgiven by lots of humility and no-strings-attached friendship among your band. Louis, don't measure your worth in followers or money, because they're fickle, and when they go you might just feel worthless."

Louis simply replied:


Despite how heated things have gotten on social media, judging by Louis' send-off, it sounds like the guys aren't so tough in person.

What do you think, boy band fans? Team Louis or Team Tom?


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