Top Ten Worst Things About One Direction

Worst things about the boyband One Direction.

P.S: Not hating. Just curious. If you don't hate them, don't comment. Simples.

The Top Ten

1 Directioners Directioners

I don't actually mind one direction, I don't particularly like their genre of music so I don't listen to them but I reckon they're probably cool guys, but their fan base is so irritating, they are so disrespectful to people who don't like them, they feel they are superior and they even hate other fans of one direction because they don't know every single fact about them, its ridiculous, I even got told to 'go get cancer' when I told a fan that I didn't like them

I am speaking for the part of the fanbase no ones recognizes. There are some fans who don't wish cancer on anybody and have actually met them. I went up to Liam to ask for a quick picture while he was on a date. He paused his date to take a picture with me and actually held a conversation even though he was on a date with his ex Dani. I love them for their personality not their looks. I do admit that I think they are attractive but that's not the only reason I am in the fandom. Also I know and am aware that they didn't write their songs but now they are... They aren't trying to be The Beatles or NSync.. they are trying their own thing

Possibly the most annoying fanbase on Earth. Not even appreciating each other and calling the fans who don't know every little fact 'Directionators'. Plus they hated on Alex Garskarth because he stated an opinion and said Mitch Lucker deserved to die. - sameera62

I guess you are right but there are still fans out there who got their sanity and those who doesn't I guess that's what love do make people go insane... Haha - achi

Number one is absolutely correct, they are only famous because they are good looking. I don't mind their voices. Their songs are cheesy and annoying as hell but they do have okay voices. But the directioners...annoying as hell and irritating to the max. Some of them are like "I'd cut all my limbs off just to meet 1D! " are you serious?! They act like 1D are gods. They think anyone who doesn't like them is inferior. Everyone has their own opinion they need to realize that. If someone says 1 thing bad about them, the directioners attack them and go CRAZY. You'll see the most foul language ever come from a 10 year old. They are the rudest fan base I have ever seen, even worse than beliebers. Honestly, maybe I'd like them a little better if their fans werent so rude and annoying to everyone. They need to get their priorities straight - dragonfly99

Bro that doesn't just happen with directioners. I've heard Eminem fans, Linkin Park fans, Pitbull fans etc. They all do this thing. It's like when you follow someone you start loving them. So fans defend them. - Atif2505

No one told me to like One Direction.
I used to have a Bebo account and before Liam Payne came back to the X factor which I didn't think would happen, he was sent home in 2008 and didn't return in 2009 so I thought he had given up. So I was going on fan made Bebo groups on Liam. I was thought yes! when he returned. But then disappointed with the judges when they said "no" at bootcamp how could they send him home again.
I was a Liam Payne fan before One Direction.

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2 They're Only Famous for Looks

I have 3 or 4 friends who are Directioners, but I have one that only talks about One Direction and their looks. Just the other day I said, "I don't see how everyone is so obsessed with One Direction! " My friend gasped and replied, "Uh! They're sexy beasts! " That has nothing to do with what people should be famous for! People should be famous for their MUSIC if their an artist or in a band!
Like when I heard the song "Me Without You" I had to dance and once I found out it was written by TobyMac, I looked him up and bought some of his albums. Just about a year and a half ago, I became a fan of his, because of his MUSIC! I think I've proved my point.

Can't some of the fans on One Direction hate lists just at least try to respect other opinions? Not everyone likes One Direction and this reply is only speaking to the extremely rabid Directioners, the open-minded ones are fine. - Anonymousxcxc

I think these guys get too much credit just for their looks. Other bands like maroon 5, the script, one republic, matchbox 20, and train get famous for their music. Niall even called some fans the c word an airport. These guys need a little less credit.

I would like to say all of these reasons but I think this is the absolute worst because are plenty of other people that can sing a billion times better but have no recognition. I think their fans go overboard and say they love their music in reality all they love is their looks. Many of their songs don't make sense, all of them about a girl, which I personally think is stupid but other artists like My Chemical Romance or train actually have good lyrics. This is only my opinion and if you love 1D then I don't hold it against you because you can like whatever music you want to. I'm sorry if this offensive to anyone but they are my views. - Rosh16

To be honest yeah that was why I was a Directioner

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3 They've Been Compared to the Beatles

One direction never was and never gonna be like the Beatles

We know... They're completely different... No one can replace them... It's the paps and media that are comparing them

This really really pisses me off. They did an Abbey Road cover. ABBEY ROAD. That's illegal in my books. I mean, seriously. When will they be as good as John? They'll never be a good as singer as Paul. They can't even play bass as good as George. They can't ever hit a note like Ringo! I... I am so annoyed right now..

Florence Welch did a cover of Oh! Darling, she has a right to do that, she is a musical genius, One Direction isn't.

Some fans argue they haven't brought it upon themselves. They walked across Abbey Road, for crying out loud! - sameera62

Sorry but I never knew walking across Abbey Road was illegal so how on earth are they trying to compare themselves to the Beatles?!

Even 'The Adventurous Adventures of One Direction' says that Paul McCartney can hit a high note better than Harry Styles, even now!

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4 They Can't Write Their Own Songs

Writing your own material is the most important part of music. Just because you look good and have a good voice (which not all of them have a good voice) doesn't make you talented.

I agree. I don't know how their music saves lives? I'm more of Metal guy myself but before you say I'm close minded, I also like funk, rock, reggae, jazz, classical, and even some pop like Bruno Mars. But the reason I like metal is because the lyrics are written BY THE MEMBERS to let the fans connect directly to what they are saying. I don't see how having someone write songs for you about being beautiful is saving lives.

And because of that they don't have their own style. The songs Ed Sheeran wrote for them sound like Ed Sheeran songs, the songs Tom Fletcher wrote sounds like Mcfly songs, and they hire really rich songwriters to do the rest of the work then the songs come out really cheesy

I know! They don't write there own songs but the directionless think they do. It's some talent to sing songs, but people are seriously talented if they can write catchy songs. I watched the movie and I said it was a 5-10 and my friend said: Seiriously? What kind of directioner are you? And all of my friends think they write their own songs but when I tell them it's not they don't believe! Asses.

If you get your facts before you post they wrote 14/16 on their last album

They actually write most of their songs.

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5 They've Ruined Songs by Doing Bad Covers

Viva La Vida, Wonderwall, Teenage Dirtbag, Your Song, Chasing Cars. WHY?! - sameera62

Wait, they've covered Coldplay, Oasis, AND Snow Patrol? Those cretins should never have touched anything by Coldplay! - Merilille

Too right they have ruined many greats the one that pissed me off the most was Blondie's One Way Or Another how about they write their own songs and only cover one song as an extra per album

The reason the covered Blondie's song was so that they could go to Africa for CHARITY called COMIC RELIEF to prevent poverty in Africa! They sung with the kids there and played with them, and they cried because they were so shocked. And they write their own songs too! Like story of my life they wrote together, all of them! And they haven't even covered very many songs!

The worst fact about one direction they steal music..


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6 They Can't Play Instruments

One knows the guitar, one knows piano. So much talent. Sarcasm. - sameera62

They all can play a musical instrument. Do some research before you post mean things on the Internet.

And then when people compare them to Taylor Swift they don't even talk about instruments.Taylor swift is one person, and she can play more than two instruments, actually she can play 5 and probably knows more. Piano, Guitar (she learned on a 12 stringed! ), Banjo, Ukelele, vocals (which One direction can't do)!

They're just a bunch of idiots with no talent being famous just because of their looks. Even Death Metal bands are better than them, they play instruments, they write their own songs, their lyrics have a deeper meaning etc. They're not like these stupid cows who are famous just because of the little girls crying out there for them. One Direction has absolute no talent, none of them can even play a instrument and they still have 300 million plus views on YouTube, do they deserve it? Noo. It's just that people don't know what music is. People have very bad taste in music nowadays. Just because they're good-looking doesn't mean they have musical talent! I wanna scream so hard in those stupid One Direction fans ears, that after that they'll know what is called music.

Singing does take talent and voice is an instrument, but I get what you mean. People tend to overrate One Direction.

Can I say something? One Direction are not a band who plays instruments they are a band who sing songs they are not made for playing instruments. and one point they can play instruments.

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7 Their Songs Are Cheesy

This definitely. It is truly annoying how their songs absolutely have no substance at all. They have some nice tunes and the five people in the band seem nice and are fun to watch, but their lyrics are awful.

Do you have to make EVERY song of yours about your annoying fanbase full of teenage girls? What ever happened to songs about where you Learn To Fly, or even ten million Fireflies?

Ooh are you talking about "diana" in which they tell girls not to cut and commit suicide because they are loved by someone in this world? Or maybe about "one way or another" that they made to raise money for comic relief, to help thousands of children in the uk and Africa? Oh no! You must be talking about "moments" where they describe a guy's feelings after his girlfriend committed suicide? Oh okay I thought you were talking about these. please get your facts straight before commenting these kind of things. you don't know anything about one direction - mariatomlinson

They're also supposed to make whoever's listening to the song feel like they're the one being sung to. - sameera62

I think that is the main reason why people listen to music TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES! You might not but half of the world's population does

Just listen to one of their songs, You'd end up cringing - MLPFan

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8 They Are a Ripoff of the Backstreet Boys

They cannot be compared to THE BACKSTREET BOYS. At least, THE BACKSTREET BOYS was a real band, with real talents, not just a bunch of idiots with stupid girls following them screaming all the time with absolutely no reason. THE BACKSTREET BOYS exist since 1993 until now and they have done an amazing job in the music industry. ONE DIRECTION will split up in 2 or 3 years. I'm pretty sure about it.

They are so rubbish and manufactured they are not a real band there a boy band

They are just a sad version of Backstreet Boys... - sam117

At least 60% of their titles are ripped off from Backstreet Boys

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9 The Band Members Are Bad Role Models for Kids The Band Members Are Bad Role Models for Kids The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

It's not their job to set an example. As said before they should be known for music, not their looks or what they do or don't do.

YES! So true. So true. I have no idea what they were thinking. Honestly, they know that their fan base is mostly young teens and preteens, with kids, so why do they get meaningless tattoos all over their body? IT's important for kids to know that your body is something to respect, not just something you can draw on all the time. It's alright to get a tattoo, but covering your whole body is something you need to think more deeply about. Also, I've seen the drug accident with Zayn and Louis, and it's really wrong to say things like that, much less to smoke drugs. That really disappointed me, because I thought they would have better control over themselves, since they're no longer just teens. They're nearing adulthood, and they're smoking drugs. The things that they said were extremely offending, inconsiderate, and unappreciative too. Making comments on someone's race, their sexuality, and about what they have right now, is not something to be taken lightly. The fact that shocked me ...more

Disagree. I know I sound like a preteen who doesn't know anything but I do. There is something called management and management has access to all their social media accounts and such. Management tells interviewers what they can't ask and what they can. They also tell the boys how to answer most of the time. I could go into detail but I would rather not. by the way who are you to say those tattoos are meaningless. Tattoos are usually represent a person, event, etc.

Obviously. Smoking and having tattoos? Um no. Kids don't need to like a group that does stuff like this.

My dad has tattoos. Are you saying he was a bad influence? Don't shame people with tattoos because you don't like them. People can do whatever the hell they want with their own bodies, no ones approval is needed. Seriously, it's people like you that make me have to cover mine to go to work every morning.

I am actually a fan of them, but I have to admit that I was quite dissapointed to find out that some of them smoke. As a 14 year old, I think that this isn't the right thing to do as they should be / are aware that they have fans of ages till 8 or 9. since they're on break now, they don't have the same management anymore, so now some of their songs have some curse words in it, which I also find quite dissapointing...

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10 At Least Two of the Can't Even Sing

2? None of them can sing!

If people would like to hear an excellent singing voice, I definitely recommend Brendon Urie. If people actually think that One Direction have good voices, they haven't heard him. Or Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone. - panicdownthedisco

I'm sorry I have to ask which 2 didn't make it through? I just want to know... - Daydreamer_Adele

It's Harry and Louis, they couldn't sing even if their life depended on it. - UnjustNation

The two were Louis and Niall, right? Well, that's what everybody thinks. SO WRONG! Louis and Niall can sing just as great as the rest!

I'm okay with the other opinon but I don't agree to this one. Just listen to their solos track and you'll change your mind

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The Contenders

11 Harry Styles Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .

If his name is Harry Styles hi hair style should at least look presentable and not like a dirty old wet mop.

Ah, that's nice. Now, give me a call when you do concerts all night, barely get any sleep, and still look like a Victoria's Secret Model. Also, did you get to tell your mom from the womb what you wanted your name to be? Hmm didn't think so.

Harry is amazing, leave him alone! How would you like it if someone card you the worst thing that happened? Harry is an amazing singer, has an adorable personality and is such a sweetheart, I'm disgusted by everyone who has bad things to say about him!

I'm disgusted by these One Direction minions, like yourself. You may think that Harry is great, but there are people who don't and that's not your choice to make. Everyone's entitled to an opinion and if you can't accept that, please leave the internet forever because you're going to have this problem a lot if you keep acting like that. Here's my opinion of Harry - he's a bad singer, he's annoying and he looks as if he was born into a family of mops. If you're disgusted by me for saying bad things about him, then you are obviously an obsessive fan with an unfeasibly bad taste in music.

Harry's not the worst thing that happened though; that, of course, is the band.

Harry styles is the worst thing that's ever happened

Whoever said that Harry Styles is the best thing that ever happened, shut up and listen to real music. - BubbleBear01

Bad music! stop! - lovefrombadlands

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12 Their Song "Best Song Ever" is Not the Best Song Ever

In fact... It's the worst song ever

Umm... Honey I don't think you can understand English because the lyrics go "and we danced all night to the best song ever". They clearly refer to some other song NOT THEIR OWN

I agree... ITS A TERRIBLE SONG! Probably one of the worst, pointless, most stupid songs EVER!

Right, listen to the lyrics! Okay, it's a bad song but they are not saying their song was the best song ever!

How would naming their song the best song ever not be declaring their song the best song ever? - LargeDemon

IKR! This song made me realize that 1D is very annoying -.-

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13 Their Songs Have No Meaning

Actually a lot of their songs have meaning.

Little Things- telling girls not to be insecure and saying their beautiful.

Diana- Telling people not to hate theirselves

What Makes You Beautiful- Telling girls no matter how they look their gorgeous

Gotta Be You- That some boys should treat girls better

There's also hidden messages in songs:

Where Do Broken Hearts Go? - To own up to your mistakes

Illusion- Not to be so heartless that you hurt people's feelings

Alive- Do what you want no matter what people think

You have to look deeper than just the beat to find meaning you know.

A couple of the lyrics that I've heard (or have been forced to hear) are relevant to their 12-year-old audience (smart techniques by their managers, targeting tweens. Justin bieber pulled it off nicely. Why should'nt you? ), but other than that it's awful. I find it way too childish. I hate criticizing since it's just how these guys make a (very, very wealthy) living, yet I don't feel too guilty since they don't write their own songs. I have nothing against these guys, it's their crazed, ignorant fans that I'm upset with. You can't claim that their songs give you reason to be aggressive/"protective" to others that breathe of 1D. They're company is just spitting out whatever garbage makes you think that these boys are "so romantic, so sensitive, or so hurt by the world. " give me a person who's feeling true emotion, and I guarentee they'll write 10x better, more meaningful songs.

To whoever you are, wherever you are, I appreciate you and love you. people need to start seeing the real things out there and what is so good about them anyways? Guess what idiots! We immune to insanity!

One directions songs have a lot of meaning if you listen to them. not only have they helped em threw depression they have helped me with almost everything. they are my turn to people. I bet 99% of you that say that are not even Directioners, so you don't know how it helps. Yes they have been compared to the Beatles but I'm don't getting mad at them for it because I love both bands. One Direction means the world to millions of fans because of their music, if you don't like them then don't listen to them.

People should seriously hate meaningless of every way.

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14 They're Not Even a Band

These pretty boys try to classify themselves as a band. Bands play real music and don't go around doing the same thing over and over again. These guys need to listen to Jethro Tull, Rush, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, The Doors, Cream, etc. Music needs soul, not hairspray.

They really need to listen to Rush... I bet the band doesn't even know who Rush is... - MusicalPony

Technically, they're a group. Not a band.

Why aren't the many people who write songs for them and play the instruments in the "band"? 5 average singers whose success is due to aggressive overexposure (bankrolled by their puppeteer Cowell) and emotional exploitation of teenage hormones does not equals a band. To call that a "band" is an insult to all artists and musicians who actually MAKE music rather than having others do all the work.

Come on, they aren't a band, they are a boy band. bands all play instruments, boy bands all sing. there's a difference, you know. N'sync and backstreet boys are boy bands. the beatles and maroon 5 are bands.

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15 They're Not Original

They sound like every boy band that's ever been alive

Stole the beach scene from Blink 182's "All The Small Things". "One Thing" sounds like "I Want It That Way". Also stole the concert title "Where We Are Tour" from Westlife.

But I thought this is all because of their management? If only one direction have a better management and marketing team they'd be so much more respected and successful in the music industry in my opinion..

YES THEY ARE. How aren't they? They're them selves all the time! They don't change for the media. Guys no one knows about those old groups and it's not like they know about them. They haven't mentioned them since the start of their band. All they ever said was wanting to be famous as the Beatles, that's it. Well, they did hold the title BIGGEST BAND ON PLANET EARTH...

"What Makes You Beautiful" ripped the intro off of the Clash song "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", defeated on it, and used it as the intro.

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16 They Had to Go Onto the X-Factor to Actually Make Something of Their Life

They did something to follow their dreams by taking action instead of sitting on the couch all day. They were smart to do that instead of making YouTube videos in hopes of being "discovered" with a million other people

Gosh. If they wanted to be a band, they went for it. They followed their dreams, and actually recognized that they have talent so they could follow their dreams.

Liam had to audition twice

Oh a 14 yr old hadn't perfected his voice yet, my gosh what are kids even doing these days. And for your information he went all the way to the judge's house during his first audition at 14. He got advice and came back having trained and sounding beautiful, getting a standing ovation. Please I bet your were sat on the couch at 14, not trying to live your dream like this kid had the guts to go do. - kelxsey8011

Please. If you hate them so damn much, why do you bother to write this about them? They're just normal boys with abnormal jobs. Please respect people.

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17 They're Ruining Music

I'm a 13 year old girl, and I have had my friends tell me that One Direction is probably the greatest British band that ever was. Upon hear this, I feel like I'm about to cry. There are so many other British bands that surpass them in all the ways I know: The Beatles, Mumford and Sons (my favorite), The Who, The Rolling Stones, etc. One Direction was never, nor will it ever be in my opinion, able to live up to the milestones in music history that these other people have left.

Two words explain it all: They suck. It hurts my ears to listen to their dumb thing that they call, "music". Correction, stuff that good singers like Katy Perry sing, is music. That, is just pure utter crap. - Tomboy101

I agree and disagree, why? Katy Perry is pretty much just sings to an audio loop just like any other popular pop artist does - LargeDemon

Their whole Fandom is saying that all of the songs have "meaning", and sure that's true, but they all have the same bloody meaning! There is a distinct difference between art & music, one direction are musicians, not artists. Every single song is about how beautiful girls are on the inside and how you should always feel good about yourself, now I'm not saying that's a bad message, I'm just saying they need to get a new message instead of saying the same thing in every song but with different lyrics.

Asking Alexandria is the best British band

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18 They Use Autotune

We have heard them sing for real. Some of them can actually sing. Like seriously. If you're going to sing, at least publish all your music without all the computer work.

If a so-called singer (or singers) need to use auto-tune because they are tone deaf, they aren't even real singers. If you have no talent as a singer, why in the hell did some moron give you a job as a singer?

I've been to their concerts some nights in a row and they literally change they way they sing certain lines every night just to mix things up. I've heard one sing while being terribly sick, and zayn can actually hit his super high note in real life. They don't auto-tune themselves, they actually sing and I'm so sick of everyone using their "lack of talent" which there is no lack there and the "they are good looking" as the excuses for them being the way they are. None of you even know anything about them, yet you all speak like you do. Please look at facts and don't rate things on personal bias, it will get you absolutely no where in life. - kelxsey8011

Auto tune everywhere. On concerts? Don't have to expect them to not sing without it. They can cheat whenever they want without people knowing it. Seriously? The other fans are deaf enough to not know what they sounded like. And they are not being serious while practising, that is your idol? More like trash idol. Laugh out loud.

Really? Like I hear Harry sang for a's the same as he sang on stage or in their songs

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19 They Didn't Even Decide to Be a Band Themselves

All they did was go on the X factor and from there, they wee techncally FORCED into being a band. They can't sing, dance and their fan base only likes them because apparently it's the new 'thing' to become a directioner. They don't even have a bond, they only act camaraderie and they aren't even handsome. They don't even care for their fans. Words never cease.

Maybe one direction should do one thing to stop making music and separate from each other for good

Yea they didn't choose to be a band! One of them had to try 3-4 times to actually get through and they only came 3rd! Little mix Actually won the X factor and there not as popular!
This also shows that I agree with N.1 that they are popular because of there looks!

Even if they did get famous because of their "looks", there are heaps of fans out there that like them for their MUSIC and not what they look like. I am one of these fans. - DinoIsBlue

This is their dream, to be famous singers. So what they got put in a band, they could could have said no if they wanted. They're a good one too, they sell out stadiums. So instead of trying to hate on them with not even auditioning as a band you could possibly try and find a life

I hate it whenever people say that all haters don't have lives because some of us do have lives. We just have different opinions than fans of people do, so please shut up and leave us alone. - Anonymousxcxc

Most of them don't. That's part of audition at the X- Factor. That's pretty normal.

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20 They All Act Like 2 Year Olds

They are so immature its rediculous, except one of them. I think one is more mature. They got kicked out of a hotel for sliding matresses down the stairs. I mean really, just wow. Just wow. - Daydreamer_Adele

So what? I can be immature a lot of the time to and I think it's fun sometimes to just live my life how I want and not care about what other people think honestly and they are the same way

So what if they act like 2 year olds? They are at least being themselves. I would much rather have a immature band rather than a mature band. Plus Liam is mature, so he puts them in place when he needs to. If he doesn't need to, he is also like a child. They all have a mature side. Harry always acts like a little kid, but he also cares deeply about the people he loves and can turn mature easily, along with everyone else. Lmfao if they dress like 2 year olds, I want to meet 2 year olds that wear skinny jeans a graphic tee's. They don't steal songs. They may use a tune of the song, but other artist do that too! Stealing a song means stealing the lyrics and tune, not just tune. Not to mention, we all know if they did a cover or not.

At least they are being themselves and donot pretend like others

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