Louis Tomlinson has thrown his toys out of the pram and said he'll never go back on BBC Breakfast again.

The singer, 28, was left raging after Dan Walker and Louise Minchin asked him about the loss of his mother Joannah in 2016 and sister Félicité last year, as well as his time in One Direction.

There's no doubt Louis has suffered unimaginable grief which he finds difficult to talk about. But Dan and Louise did nothing wrong.

He can't be annoyed that he was asked about losing his mum and sister when he was on the show to plug an album about losing his mum and sister.

The presenters were polite and completely professional in their line of questioning, asking him how it inspired the album and if he was doing OK.



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It all seemed to go pretty well, until Louis stormed home and threw a strop on Twitter, saying: "Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back. Anyway f**k the negativity now."

And that was enough for the One Direction fans to flood Dan and Louise's Twitter mentions with abuse, accusing them of hounding a clearly uncomfortable Louis about his personal life.

But Louis' personal life is his bread and butter, and he can't pick and choose when he talks about it.

He's poured his emotions into his album Walls and its title track, but when he goes on live telly for a bit of free promo he suddenly doesn't want to talk about it?


As much as the fans were furious about the interview (which I'm guessing 80% of them haven't seen), they want to know all about Louis' personal life too.

Twitter is littered with accounts where fans (or stans as they're now known) obsess over every little detail of their idols' lives.

Where was the respect for Louis' privacy when they tracked One Direction down to their hotels and chased them down the street?

Do I even need to mention the weird homophobic mess that was the obsession with Louis and Harry Styles having a secret gay relationship? Spoiler alert: They didn't.

Now we've all been 14 and hero-worshipped our favourite celebrity, making our adult selves cringe when we look back now we have more things to worry about than Harry Styles' dog's name.

The fans can't have it both ways, you either care about Louis' personal life or you don't, so don't pretend that you didn't wake up early to watch BBC Breakfast in the hope he announced he was single and wanted @LouisTomlinsonlover123 to be his bride.

But when you grow up a bit and develop a sense of shame/a music taste, you'll be embarrassed about how much of your youth you spent stanning stars that care little more for you than how many times you can stream their album or buy tickets to their film.

As long as the fans care about celebs and their private lives, interviewers will keep asking about them.

And as long as musicians make millions and squillions from songs about their private lives, I think they're fair game.

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