One Direction have been warned to stop their constant flirting and publicizing their break-ups to the world as it could damage their success and their royalties, bosses at Syco’s record label have told them. We’ve been hearing about Zayn Malik‘s relationship drama with his girlfriend Perrie Edwards after he cheated on her, before hearing that Taylor Swift had dumped Harry Styles because she couldn’t trust him.
In recent weeks, these boys have been making more headlines for their break-ups and make-ups than their music, or their upcoming tour, or even their 3D movie which was recently confirmed to hit cinemas later this year. They have been warned that all of this drama going on behind the scenes that keeps making its way to the media could potentially have them lose a lot of teenage fans which would hurt the business.
Their management has already made it clear that if a scandal or a new relationship was to form, they would want to be notified in advance so they can avoid any kind of bad publicity for the band Daily Star Sunday explained. “One Direction are having number ones all over the world but all anyone seems to be talking about is their relationships,” a source said.
“Harry and Zayn were told the focus needs to move away from which girls they’re getting intimate with and be more about the music.” With ticket sales already surging for their tour, their managers want to make sure it keeps going this way, but that can only happen if the boys stay away from trouble and get their heads straight on their career, not anything else.
“They’ve been told to behave themselves. Label bosses reminded them they’re singers, not reality stars. The Zayn scandal wasn’t the kind of attention bosses want for the band. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, it still chips away at their squeaky-clean image.”