(Getty Images)The supposed Backstreet Boys/'N Sync rivalry of the early aughts seems hilariously tame compared to whatever is going on between UK boybands One Direction and The Wanted — maybe because back in 2001, no one had Twitter. But times have changed, and now whenever any hot young whippersnapper wants to drum up some quick press, all he has to do is shoot a passive aggressive tweet at another famous person. It's just too easy.
The war of words kicked off at One Direction's concert on Saturday, when Louis cracked a joke about Jake Bugg and The Wanted being openers, drawing boos from the audience. Harry Styles tried to diffuse tension with, "Come on, we're all friends."
@tomthewanted Interesting you have to entertain your many followers with lies. I actually think you could be the biggest twat on twitter.— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013
@tomthewanted why don't we make your next single our movie soundtrack ?— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013
@jaythewanted this would be a lovely insight for your next book. You must have been a splendid student. Never forget you boys started this.— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 8, 2013