12 Insane Objects One Direction Fans Actually Threw at the Band
Most fans can’t contain their excitement when they see One Direction; do you blame them? Some people dress up in crazy ways to show their support, while others make cool posters in hopes to grab the group’s attention. And lastly, there’s a small section of ~dedicated~ Directioners who like to make Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis notice them by taking a more extreme approach — throwing things directly at the guys. Ouch.
This has become such a big problem that Niall was forced to tweet, “Also guys! Can you limit what gets thrown on stage please! Coz somethin thrown at me tonight! Hit my knee! A lot of pain from it!” He then continued, “Never wana sound like I’m complaining! But only having my operation 5 months ago, I still get a bit of pain and I’m very scared about it.”
Um, YIKES! Yes, the resulting GIFs and videos are quite hilarious, but hurting a member of 1D is so not cool. So, what are some of the crazy things fans threw at the band (re: mostly Harry)? Keep reading to find out!
1. A floating condom — Understandably, Harry Styles couldn’t keep a straight face when he noticed that a balloon from the audience wasn’t really a balloon. His reaction really says it all!
2. Tampons — Poor Harry just can’t catach a break! Back in 2012, someone in the crowd decided to throw a few tampons at his face during the end of “What Makes You Beautiful.” Thankfully, the were unused and safe in their packaging, but still — EW!
3. A shoe — Talk about aim! A fan hit Harry right in the family jewels with a heavy, not something you want tossed at a sensitive area, shoe. Let’s just say it took a while for the singer to recover from this one, both physically and mentally!
4. A can of Red Bull — This one had to hurt! Harry was just walking by when a fan nailed him right in the head with a can full of energy drink. When the 21-year-old’s mom found out about the incident, she was LIVID, because the stunt was “so dangerous.” She tweeted, “Unless you’re on a sports field is it acceptable to throw things at people?! I think not.”
5. A bra — While there were no injuries from this on-stage gift, Harry was definitely surprised to have a random person’s undergarment in his possession.
6. A beach ball — Okay…This one was probably an accident. Directioners were having fun with beach balls during one of the band’s songs when Harry took a shot straight to the head. Eh, it happens!
7. A glow stick — Does Harry just have the worst luck or what?! This time, the British cutie took a hit to the eye with a glow stick by a fan who aimed a little too high. OUCH!
8. A phone — Harry finally got a break! This time, Louis and Niall were the lucky two to get drilled with an inanimate object. Luckily, no one was hurt, and the two had fun talking to the fan’s mom on the other line in front of the crowd.
9. A banana — Maybe this fan thought Harry was hungry? The world may never know…
10. A stuffed animal — Harry’s not even safe while off the stage, but we have to admit, this is a pretty cute ‘gift!’
11. A naked doll — Stuffed animals aren’t the only toys fans likes to chuck at One Direction. This one decided that a naked Barbie was the way to Harry and Zayn’s heart.
12. An iPhone — It’s not smart to throw your phone at all, but it’s especially dumb to do so when you’re chucking it right at a person’s injury! You can see the phone being thrown at Niall at 4:12 of the video below.