Directioners Starts A Fan War Over One Direction On “ICarly”
In case you haven’t heard the big news, UK superstars One Direction (Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson) will be guest starring on “iCarly” in an episode titled “iGot Jungle Worms.” The episode films this Monday, January 30, and will feature 1D performing their hit “What Makes You Beautiful.” Here’s the synopsis:
Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. Not long after arriving, bandmate Harry becomes sick and we see Carly doting over him. Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, they hatch a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest bandmember. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes a personal trainer and gives a bratty girl a makeover.
Many fans of One Direction from all over the world reacted unhappily to the news over Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and even Nickutopia. In fact, many were furious. Though some are excited to see their favorite band on their favorite TV show, others argue that One Direction and “iCarly” could not be more different. Made up of guys 17-20 years old who are known for swearing and talking about sex, One Direction is not exactly geared towards an audience of young children who, as the 1D fanbase argues, is the major demographic of “iCarly” viewers.
Some fans are simply worried young viewers will become new fans of the band based on their appearance on the show and later be shocked by what they find out about the band on the internet. Yet, a majority are angry with One Direction, seeing their appearance on the show as ‘selling out’ or choosing the wrong show to guest star on and fear that an influx of new fans from the United States and the rest of the world could change the band forever. One Direction will also be touring with Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush this February in the US, who are known to have younger fans.
So, only a day away from the episode being filmed, what are your thoughts about One Direction on “iCarly?” Are you worried the band may become even bigger and lose sight of their true selves and fans? Are you happy 1D will have more publicity and opportunities?
Stay tuned for more news when 1D goes on set this week.