The thing I hate about this is it makes us look bad when it should make him look bad. In all honesty, the word joke should be nowhere near this headline. There’s a fine line between picking on someone a couple times for a joke and constantly slamming on them because you’re a jealous little pussy. He has crossed this line a thousand times. People like Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, they make jokes. They state facts and add a punch line to make people laugh. Grimmy? He slams Louis Tomlinson all the time, not to make people laugh like a joke is for, but because he’s jealous and immature. Grow the fuck up Nicolas Grimshaw.
hey! there’s a lot going on in this post, let me try and talk about it with you.
do you listen to nick’s show? i don’t mean that in an attacking way, it’s a genuine question. because i do, every day, and every time there’s a louis mention of any kind it’s blown up into a huge thing, so i remember them pretty well! i can tell you that louis is mentioned once every couple of months. at most, once a month. which, considering that the radio show is on every single weekday for three and a half hours, and the mentions i’m talking about are under a minute long—that isn’t quite “constantly slamming on [louis]” or “slamming [him] all the time”.
but i mean, you’re posting in nick’s tag. so that means you must’ve done your research. you know all about the amount of times nick/his team mention louis and the types of things they say.
and you know, right, that nick’s voice isn’t the only one on his radio show? and that the other people on the show, who mention louis way more than nick does (though still only once every month or two!) are equal or above him in rank and so he can’t exactly tell them what to do? if he asked them to stop the louis mentions i’m sure they would, but the mentions are definitely not frequent enough to suggest nick is telling them ‘let’s mock louis just for fun!!’ & you know that this time nick himself did not actually say anything—in the midst of a list of other celebrities (the list of the ones marked annoying is available here, and you should know that nick’s producer is the one who decided if they were or were not annoying—still not nick!), louis (and harry!) were mentioned briefly and the feature moved on? i would be more than happy to provide you with audio timings if you don’t believe me!
you know as well that louis is far from the only celebrity who is mocked on the breakfast show, don’t you? that in fact, a lot of the show’s humour comes from mocking celebrities and it’s all meant in jest? nick loves beyonce, like loves, and he spent a good minute or two slagging her off with a guest during last night’s show, which is at least the third time he’s mentioned her lacklustre performance at the brits in the last week. that’s many times more than he’s mentioned louis tomlinson.
and you know that the last time louis was mentioned was in december, when showbot (read: not nick) asked a question about punching louis that was right out of the daily mail and nick just kept his mouth shut and got on with the question as quickly as possible? or the time before that, in october, the time it turned into a mini-twitter war? when all nick said on air was that he loves popstars who complain—which is what louis was doing? (yes, it was in the context of a popstar complaining about paps outside their hotel—but his producer brought it up) and you know that the last mention before that was in september, when louis threw up during his charity football match—and nick expressed genuine sympathy for him? and later made a joke involving it, yes—someone on the show was watching the wrecking ball video for the first time and nick said “oooh, he looks a bit green around the gills, looks like he’s going to do a louis tomlinson!” SO DISPARAGING RIGHT? wow. what a dick.
but you know what? even if none of this was true. even if nick mentioned louis every day, even if he opened his show with “good morning great britain, it is 6:30am and louis tomlinson is still a talentless twat” (something he has NEVER SAID i am just being clear)—even if he did that, he would not deserve homophobic death threats. 1d fans are in general super vocal about their support for gay rights. i don’t know if you’re a shipper, but assuming you are—you realise, right, that nick is the wronged party here, because it’s super fucked up to call someone a jealous pedophile and wish that they would die of aids just because they are gay and dare to be friends with someone younger than them of their gender who you believe is also gay? death threats are never okay. even if harry cheated on louis with nick and it was splashed all over the tabloids and nick changed his twitter bio to “louis tomlinson is a prick”. still not okay. and the fact that you have seen these death threats and you’re angry over the way fandom is perceived, and not over the things fandom has done? to an actual important gay rights figure (the first openly gay host of the radio 1 breakfast show, which is a huge position in britain and the job nick has wanted since he was a kid)?
pal, i don’t know. shipping is great and if you’re a tinhat more pleasure to you but i think you should maybe remember that nick grimshaw is a real person, not a cartoon villain, and that getting death threats day in and day out for not doing anything is kind of incredibly shitty.
if you want your fandom to be perceived better, you should maybe focus on calling them out for unacceptable behaviour, not on victim-blaming.