5SOS, 1D fans unite

LONDON: Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) and English-Irish pop boy band One Direction fans have united to fight back after the hashtag #5SOSisDeadParty started trending online.

The hashtag is believed to have been started by American girl band Fifth Harmony fans, some of who are reportedly enjoying the backlash 5SOS have received for their Rolling Stone interview, reports mirror.co.uk.

Extracts from a recent chat with the 5SOS — Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford — were released online and fans were left shocked by some of the comments, in particular those about sleeping with fans. The fans seem to have taken particular offence to some Fifth Harmony fans — known as harmonisers — who have brought up Irwin’s self-harming history and his father leaving.

The 5SOS fans also took to Twitter to thank One Direction’s fans for their help. “When u know Directioners and 5sosfan will always support each other,” a delighted Twitter user wrote while someone else wrote, “When 5H tries to bring 5sos down. But they forgot that fandoms that sticks together, SLAY together! #5SOSIsDeadParty.”

In the interview, which saw the band posing naked on the cover, Hemmings talks about having sex with lots of girls while on tour — something which has caused upset.