And the Directioners strike again.
Seems like fans of the popular UK boyband One Direction aren’t too happy about Anna Todd’s 1D fanfic After.
The 25-year-old writer from Texas got a publishing deal for the fanfic, which hit over 900 million reads on Wattpad, and talks of a movie version have also surfaced.
“Oh my gosh I’m kind of floating on a cloud right now – I don’t think it’s hit me yet,” said Todd in an interview with Sugarscape.
When asked about her inspiration for the fanfic, Todd said,
I read a lot of books and i’m a One Direction fan – in case anyone hasn’t noticed [laughs]. It really started when I was on instagram one day, and I saw these little mini stories people were writing about Harry Styles, which was crazy to me. Then one of the girls I had followed on instagram put her story on Wattpad. I had no idea what that was, but I followed the link and it was this whole world of 1D fan fiction. I started reading all kinds of it, and then decided that I wanted to give it a go myself. I didn’t think anything would come of it though – it was just for fun!
The fanfic portrays band member Harry Styles as a womanizer, which isn’t sitting very well with Directioners. #SuspendAnnaTodd became a trending topic on Twitter August 8th.
— i fb, rt link in bio (@pregnarry) August 9, 2014
— × (@Champayneholics) August 9, 2014
I dont want ppl to think our fandom idolizes abusive relationships and think we see harry like that #SuspendAnnaTodd
— hey (@sassystylesxo) August 8, 2014
Since day one Harry was portrayed as the womanizer and that slowly faded away we dont need a book to remind us on the past #SuspendAnnaTodd
— HARRY IS AN ANGEL (@byelinsonlarry) August 8, 2014
It really doesn’t look like Anna Todd should step out of her house anytime soon. The Directioners might attack.