Boy Band Battle! The Wanted vs. 1D
By JACKIE WILLIS
April 08, 2013
Looks like we may need Justin Bieber to play pop-music mediator! On Sunday night, One Direction and The Wanted got into a boy band battle on Twitter, and Louis Tomlinson (1D) and Tom Parker (Wanted) used some serious fighting words.
The spat reportedly occurred after Tomlinson, 21, mentioned their rival boy band during a One Direction show at London's O2 Arena. That's when the tweets began as follows:
Parker: "@Louis_Tomlinson you even talk about us at your own gigs. Are you that upset you didn't get in this band?"
Tomlinson: "@TomTheWanted Pal, we both know I wouldn't waste my time auditioning for your band. You humor me with your bad boy persona."
Tomlinson: "Uh oh. @tomthewanted The Wanted's Tom Parker: My failed X Factor audition shattered me ...via @MetroUK."
Parker: "@Louis_Tomlinson you were too busy 'wowing the judges' with THIS ...#louisgottalent #nicework"
Parker: "Yes @Louis_Tomlinson, I don't need to call producers to beg my way on to a track over my 'friends' #crybaby #loyalty #louisgottalent."
Tomlinson: "@TomTheWanted Interesting you have to entertain your many followers with lies. I actually think you could be the biggest twat on twitter."
Tomlinson: "@TomTheWanted why don't we make your next single our movie soundtrack?"
Parker: "Hmm @Louis_Tomlinson I'd love to make the soundtrack to Mean Girls 3."
Tomlinson: "@TomTheWanted not a bad idea actually maybe @maxthewanted could ask Lindsay?"
Tomlinson: "@TomTheWanted P.S. enjoy the press from this."
Parker: "@Louis_Tomlinson I'll enjoy the press even more when you come clean #narnia #itgetsbetter."
Tomlinson: "@TomTheWanted You clearly spend too much time on twitter. Funny that face to face you act like a little girl. Goodnight old friend."
Liam Payne (1D): "@TomTheWanted @Louis_Tomlinson hey Tom let's talk about your singing your amazing tone pierces my ears with every note."
Tomlinson: "@Real_Liam_Payne @tomthewanted I also heard he wets the bed."
Parker: "@Real_Liam_Payne aww bless!"
Jay McGuiness (The Wanted): "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 X Factor, 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."
Tomlinson: "@JayTheWanted this would be a lovely insight for your next book. You must have been a splendid student. Never forget you boys started this."
Parker eventually refrained from the feud, writing: "Calling it a night. Ignoring negative comments from now on and concentrating on the important people ...all you lot peace."
One of Tomlinson's final tweets read: "Huge love to all our fans!! What a fun filled night haha!"
Whose side are you on: The Wanted or One Direction? Stand by your boys, below.