Anonymous said: I'm relatively new to the fandom and I never really followed any of the update accounts because I've heard they are usually pushing the usual agenda. I was scrolling through twitter and saw the 1DAlerts tweet blue if Larry is real thing and I'm curious if they were always pro larry or if this is a new thing?
Nopeeeee, 1DAlerts used to be very anti HL, and suddenly, after following them on tour for 17 magazine … they seemed to have changed their tune.
*suspicious moon smoking a cigar*
You know, I just saw a girl dismiss the fact that Harry called pink “his color” arguing, “I like blue. Am I a guy then?”, when, first off, no one had called Harry a girl, and that was not just the point. The point is that pink is seen as a traditionally feminine colour, a colour many men avoid completely or loathe because of its inherent femininity—as femininity is unconsciously considered degrading. That doesn’t happen when a girl likes “boy stuff”, because that’s socially acceptable. But Harry is a 20-years-old guy and yet he calls pink his colour. He is fighting gender norms with these little statements. That’s why it’s important. Harry is a precious human being.
Yes! I hate it when people say that “us Larry shippers” make everything about proof. We don’t. Most/many of us are completely bored of looking for proof. NO ONE is using Harry’s gender bending as proof of anything, except the fact that he obviously feels comfortable challenging gender norms. We appreciating it, because it’s awesome, especially for young LGBTQIA+ fans who get to see it and feel more comfortable with themselves as a result. That’s why it’s important.
I remember when Harry had his 19th birthday party with the tiaras, heart shirt, pink cake and everything, and there was somebody who said that it must be ironic, a joke, because no 19-year-old boy would have a birthday party like that. When no, actually, that was just Harry, and it was in fact consistent with a lot of his behavior. He acts like he genuinely likes this kind of stuff. A boy liking things traditionally coded as feminine isn’t always a joke.