|See also:||Larry is real, Big Gay War, 1DHQ|
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In One Direction fandom, stunt is a term that larries use to label any public action or event that they believe is a publicity stunt and not a genuine candid moment. In practice, anything that Harry Styles or Louis Tomlinson does that contradicts larries' belief that the two are in a secret gay relationship will probably be labeled a stunt. Some larries believe that some stunts were actually set up as punishments.
Examples of Stunts
Note that not all larries necessarily agree on everything that has been theorized to be a stunt.
- Louis's girlfriend Eleanor being attacked at the LA airport and Louis being arrested for defending her in 2017
- the photos of Louis and/or Eleanor with their dogs
- Zayn leaving One Direction, Zayn breaking up with Perrie
- all of One Direction's girlfriends
- According to larrieask: a couple they actively believe gets punished with stunts out of spite for failure to cooperate March 26, 2016
- "Personally I think this fandom is far too quick to call every little thing planned and deliberate and strategy and stunt. Sometimes shit just happens, you know?" tumblr post by verily-i-say, Archived version May 21, 2017.
- todays1dhistory. Today is one year since Eleanor was attacked at LAX and Louis ran to help her. Tweet. 10:23 AM - 3 Mar 2018. Replies included: Yeah, it was like the biggest stunt., that whole thing was the biggest set-up in the world who are you trying to fool here, I was like what?? And then I realized u meant the most obvious set up ever.
- ask answered by thelarrative, Archived version, February 7th 2018. ask answered by thelarrative, Archived version, January 30th 2018.
- "Most of those who believe it's a pr stunt say the goal is to make ppl talk about 1d- sell more tickets + rebrand." "I never thought Zayn’s departure was a stunt - the whole breakup/Perrie thing: yes - but him leaving the tour, then the band, then announcing a solo career: I am afraid that is just what it is." anon ask answered by thisiskatsblog, Archived version Apr 1, 2015.
- anonymous ask in lapelosa's tumblr, Archived version, 20 January 2016
- anonymous ask in lapelosa's tumblr, Archived version, 22 January 2016.