LOOK: ALL TIME LOW's Alex Gaskarth Supports HARRY STYLES' Stand On Having A Teen Fanbase
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Harry Styles admitted he's aware that his (and One Direction's) fans are dominated by young teenage girls. Asked if he has any pressure conquering the older crowd, the hearthrob is quick to defend the musical taste of his fanbase.
"Who's to say that young girls who like pop music - shorter for popular, right? - have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That's not up to you to say. Music is something that's always changing. There's no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they're not serious? How can you say young girls don't get it? They're our future. Our future doctors, lawyers, mothers, presidents, they kind of keep the world going. Teenage-girl fans - they don't lie. If they like you, they're there. They don't act 'too cool.' They like you, and they tell you. Which is sick," Harry told Rolling Stone.
All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth approved of the sentiments of the "Sign Of The Times" singer in a Twitter post saying, "He nailed it."
He nailed it. https://t.co/xf6x9Ii3gx— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) April 18, 2017
Been asked questions like this before:Do we worry that some of our fanbase is young, etc. as if it carries some kind of negative connotation— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) April 18, 2017
100% -- All about enjoying a tune. Nothing else matters. :) https://t.co/Iua3PHbHk6— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) April 18, 2017
That's what's up. Thank you. :) https://t.co/nArvEs5jLf— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) April 18, 2017
Other musicians like English rockband You Me At Six's Josh Franceschi and American heavy metal band Issues' Skyler Acord also supported the stand.
@AlexAllTimeLow really nailed it— Josh Franceschi (@joshmeatsix) April 18, 2017
@AlexAllTimeLow Idg why the other fans of an artist dictate to so many people wether or not they should enjoy them. Music is tight! Enjoying music is tight!— Skyler Acord (@Skyduck64) April 18, 2017
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