Alright, someone on twitter posted these two pictures together with the caption, “There are two types of people.” & I have something to say about that.
I love both of these people with all of my heart, but they cannot be compared so easily. Ed Sheeran, he’s a 23 year old solo artist with a mature fanbase. People see him perform, love his personality, & respect him. When he goes out in public, he doesn’t usually get mobbed because there are no update accounts that track down his flights/whereabouts & what not. He’s a very humble human being.
Calum Hood, he’s an 18 year old bass player. He’s part of a band that has MILLIONS of teenage girls (not so mature) that are after him & the rest of his bandmates. People see him perform, some love his personality, but he doesn’t get as much respect as Ed does (for many reasons).
5SOS, themselves, have to put up with so much critical views (more than Ed) just for claiming to be a pop rock band. People give them sh*t for being another “boyband” making “crap” music, which fans get very defensive over.
Going back to Calum, he’s already gotten a bad name with his nudes being spread throughout the social media & has to deal with Asian jokes everyday. We all saw in that video, where he was caught “running away from fans”, & that just adds on to the judgment he receives.
Nobody’s sure of this, but this kid probably goes through so much stress within a 24 hour period. 5SOS actually have twitter accounts dedicated to updating fans on their location 24/7. They have fans showing up in their presence everyday. You’re gonna catch them in a bad mood eventually.
Usually when Ed is found in public, there’s only a few fans. He’s used to everything by now, he knows how to handle things. Ed uses his time to take breaks & keep himself on the downlow.
5SOS are always going out places, using their free time to explore & such. This is what they consider as “having a day off.” They tire themselves out, day & night. This puts them through stress from lack of sleep, home sickness, criticism.. etc. They’re bound to break sooner or later.
Calum probably didn’t mean to come off that rude, but with all of the sh*t he constantly gets, I wouldn’t blame him for getting ticked off. He’s still learning, give him some space. Criticizing him/giving him a bad name isn’t gonna solve anything, it’s just gonna piss him off. So why don’t we try to help him out?
Side note: Ed did tweet that one time about fans being at the airport and him being annoyed about it and EVERYONE flipped shit on him to the point that he got pissed off and said whatever and deleted the tweets. He’s not above any of this same stuff the boys go through, it’s just not to the same extent most of the time. The problem is NOT the boys or Ed, the problem is the fans not knowing how to fucking act and be respectful.