Is Louis Tomlinson The Victim Of A Character Assassination Campaign?

Louis Tomlinson has reportedly become the first member of One Direction to have a child. 

Irrespective of this, fans and family alike seem to have been on the defence as of late when it comes to the media depiction of the star

In light of news that Louis Tomlinson has apparently become a father, the One Direction star’s behaviour vastly contradicts the media narrative that’s been built around him in the past year.

Louis Tomlinson has reportedly become the first member of One Direction to have a child.

Irrespective of this, fans and family alike seem to have been on the defence as of late when it comes to the media depiction of the star

Louis Tomlinson has reportedly become the first member of One Direction to have a child. 

Irrespective of this, fans and family alike seem to have been on the defence as of late when it comes to the media depiction of the star

Since its inception, the issue of Briana Jungwirth’s baby has been dubbed “Babygate” by fans. Despite an unusual amount of silence regarding the child up until its birth yesterday, fans have gone into a bit of a frenzy over Louis’ apparent confirmation of his paternity via Twitter. A statement a bit strange in itself.

The discourse between words and actions seems to be at a bit of a dichotomy as the words often coming out of the @Louis_Tomlinson twitter account are rarely coming out of his face. On a day in which Gemma Styles, sister to fellow bandmate Harry, published an article questioning the danger of fake celebrity social media accounts, it’s worth taking a look at what is written about Louis Tomlinson versus what Louis Tomlinson actually does.

1. Louis knocked up someone he wasn’t dating

And who was also conveniently involved with an organised paparazzi shoot.

Why this is weird…

Why this is weird...

According to the widely publicised version of this whirlwind romance, Louis and Briana met in late May of 2015. By mid-July People magazine was reporting the pregnancy.

The earliest possible conception for this child, according to the dates they have claimed Louis and Briana met, is mid to late May. This means that by the time this article announcing the baby ran on the 14th of July, Briana would still have been in the first trimester of the pregnancy. Early first trimester, even. What was the rush to announce this pregnancy? Some women have been known to wait longer to tell the actual father of the baby than Louis and Briana supposedly waited to tell the entire world.

One Direction’s PR company would legitimately have people believe that the management company of the world’s biggest boy band, whose market is quite predominantly teenage girls, couldn’t get this girl to sign a non-disclosure agreement and keep quiet until she was at least out of the first trimester?

Then again, maybe she was further along than we thought given that, if she carried the pregnancy through the full nine months, a birth date of 22 January 2016 would have placed the conception roughly between April 27th and May 5th (a time when Louis was not in LA) for a 40 week pregnancy. But that is, of course, presuming that the baby was not born premature.

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