Like the old adage goes: Nothing's sure in life but death, taxes, and One Direction fans going ride-or-die for their boys, no matter what.
According to TMZ, erstwhile One Direction member Louis Tomlinson was arrested Friday, after allegedly pulling a overbearing paparazzo to the ground at LAX. After the altercation, the photographer reportedly made a citizen's arrest, and Tomlinson was later arrested at an LAPD precinct, on charges of simple battery.
Not eager to be dragged down, the singer's legal team quickly released a statement in Tomlinson's defense. "The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis," it said. "It’s not the first time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity."
The statement also alleged that Tomlinson was aiding his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, who was allegedly being swarmed by people at the airport at the time, too.
Also coming to his aid, of course, besides his lawyer: Directioners. They're even rallying under the hashtag #WeSupportLouis. (To be fair, they also forgave him for not knowing what a hedgehog looks like.)
— Hanna Swalin (@hanna_swalin) March 4, 2017
— idk,idc (@NotThisTimeZayn) March 4, 2017
— #WeSupportLouis (@1DGATE) March 4, 2017
#WeSupportLouis its not even about being a directioner, be human thats not what you get if you defend yourself, Its not fair in any manner
— Nialler Diaries (@niallerdiaries) March 4, 2017
May we all find someone/an obsessive fandom who loves us as much as Directioners love One Direction in a post-One Direction world.