Larry Shippers Dead? Rumors That One Direction Fans Kill Themselves Explode on Twitter

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A documentary on One Direction fans is charged with giving Larry Shippers a bad name and potentially causing some Larry Shippers to kill themselves.

Rumors exploded on Twitter after the documentary aired about Larry Shippers–the name of a sub-group of One Direction fans–killing themselves because the documentary cast them in bad light. 

There is no factual evidence to support the suicides happening.

In the documentary, titled “Crazy About One Direction,” teenage girl fans of the band are shown to be obsessive about getting close to the boy members of the group, including issuing death threats to the boy’s girlfriends and being willing to “chop off limbs and kill kittens just to be in the same room [as them],” according to the channel’s description of the documentary. 

See more about what happened through the Tweets embedded below. 

 

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.