On Sunday I did something rather stupid. I spoke publicly about my concerns that One Direction’s Harry Styles may be suffering from depression. I did so knowing that the subject might be controversial but I also did it with the best of intentions.
At no point did I say that Harry Styles was actually mentally ill, the point was that he is in a very high risk group. I did expect to generate discussion, what I didn’t expect was the avalanche of hatred that came my way as a result of an article that I have since deleted.
Over the past 18-months or so I have written a lot about One Direction and their fans chiefly because I believe that both the band and their fans are given a bad press by the media in general. As a result of my writing I have supported fans, fan projects and fan charitable…
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