One Direction (1D) needs to thank America, Twitter and controversies for global superstardom? Is that what Westlife’s Shane Filan was pointing out? Read on for more details.
Take That, Boyzone and Westlife were the boy bands who dominated the 90’s pop music. They were like the “1D” of that time. The girls were all over them wherever they go, whatever they do.
However, though they were compared to “The X Factor” four member group, none of them was as big as what the boy band had experienced today. But, for the former Westlife member, they could have had that much popularity in the 90’s if they only have connections like 1D band.
In his interview with Daily Star Sunday, Filan said that Westlife would’ve been bigger like 1D but obviously life is just so unfair—they don’t have America on their side, they don’t have social media like Twitter, and the group didn’t have much controversy to spice up their band.
Does he mean, 1D should thank those three factors for having golden careers today?
In addition to this, the 36-year-old Irish singer reminisced that his band was like 1D during those days. Westlife was the “boy band” of that generation and indeed, if in 90’s, social media was in the hands of each of their fans, surely, their band would’ve been much bigger than what they could imagine!
On the other hand, Westlife followers comforted the 1D fans who were still devastated over Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson’s decision to part ways and leave the name One Direction for a year to pursue solo careers.
The 1D fans reacted hysterically according to Huffington Post, so Westlife and Take That fans are taking over to rescue and even Tomlinson himself took a vow to comfort the fans.
— Allyyy❤️ (@Ally13Bae) August 25, 2015
I cried my eyes out when I read the news that #OneDirection will be disbanding in March
— T Mulligan (@mullied) August 25, 2015
It's ok One Direction fans, I went through this with Take That & Boyzone. You may feel like your heart is in a blender, but you can do this.
— Lia (@LisforLia) August 23, 2015
I'm too old for One Direction, but I guess if I were 20 years younger I'd feel like I did when Take That split up: wholly indifferent.
— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) August 23, 2015
Your support is truly indescribable! It's just a break 🙂 we're not going anywhere !!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) August 24, 2015
Photo Source: Facebook|Shane Filan