Harry Styles was named Villain Of The Year at last night's NME Awards. Beating David Cameron, Skrillex, Psy, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks, the One Direction hearthrob accepted his prize with grace, tweeting:
And thank you to NME for my award tonight. Gotta take the rough with the smooth eh?
His fans, however, were not best pleased. NME writers arrived at work today to find email accounts filled with accusatory, tearful, sometimes angry emails. Rikita, for example, wasn't happy:
Listen up you little shits. I hope you didn't take the subject of this message as a sign that this would be a positive email because I am beyond pissed off at you little fuckers. Ignoring the fact that you chose One Direction to win worst band because you are irrelevant and I’m not even going to acknowledge your stupidity on that one. How could you even nominate LET ALONE CHOOSE Harry fucking CUPCAKE Styles aka MOST SELFLESS NIINETEEN YEAR OLD BOY IN THE FUCKING WORLD OF CELEBRITIES to be villain of the year. I AM BEYOND DONE WITH YOUR IRRELEVANT ASSES YOU PIECES OF SHIT. THIS IS THE SAME BOY THAT STOPS FOR ANYONE THAT ASKS FOR A PICTURE EVEN ON DAYS OFF EVEN IN THE AIRPORT AND FUCKING RESTAURANTS. HE HAS PAPARAZZI SHOVED UP HIS ASS AND THEN HE HAS TO DEAL WITH LITTLE FUCKERS LIKE YOU THAT AWARD HIM VILLAIN OF THE YEAR. THIS SAME "VILLAIN" WHO WENT TO AFRICA AND SOBBED AND POURED HIS HEART OUT FOR THE WORLD TO SEE BECAUSE HE WAS SO UPSET OVER THESE SICK AND HELPLESS BABIES. THAT'S REALLY HEARTLYESS IF YOU ASK ME. I'D LIKE TO SEE YOU DONATE A LITTLE TO COMIC RELIEF I BET YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO TEXT YES TO 70005 BECAUSE YOU'RE PROBABLY TOO STUPID TO EVEN COMPREHEND DONATING TO A CHARITY. I BET YOU SIT AT YOUR LITTLE FUCKING MACKBOOK LIKE "OOH LOOK LETS GIVE HARRY STYLES VILLAIN OF THE YEAR BECAUSE THERE ARE PICTURES OF HIM WITH NEW GIRLS EVERY NIGHT AND HE BROKE TAYLOR'S HEART" AND THEN YOU SIGN OFF YOUR LITTLE COMPUTER LAUGHING PUT ON YOUR SPARKLY ASS UGGS AND THEN YOU GO AND GET A MANICURE. WHY DON'T YOU DONATE THAT MANICURE MONEY TO COMIC RELIEF YOU PIECES OF SHIT? THIS IS BULLSHIT. HE IS NINE MOTHERFUCKING TEEN. NINETEEN. HE IS ALLOWED TO GO ON DATES HE IS ALLOWED TO GO TO CLUBS AND GET DRUNK AND HAVE FUN BECAUSE HE IS A TEENAGER WHO UNFORTUNATELY HAS TO DEAL WITH YOUR FUCKED UP BULLSHIT. I BET YOU WERE BULLIED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER AND NOW YOU'RE ABUSING YOUR POWER TO BULLY OTHER PEOPLE WHO DON'T DESERVE IT. AND IM NOT EVEN GONNA GET INTO THE CONVERSATION OF TAYLOR BECAUSE I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS AND SHE IS IRRELEVANT. BUT I AM SO SICK OF THESE FUCKING PEOPLE LIKE YOU ACTUALLY SAYING THAT IT IS ALL HARRY'S FAULT. TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE LITTLE CAMLETOE FOR WHAT SHE ACTUALLY IS. A PSYCHOTIC SERIAL DATER. OH WAIT REMEMBER WHEN HARRY WAS COMING HOME FROM HIS LITTLE VACATION WITH HER AFTER THEY BROKE UP I BET HE WAS REALLY UPSET AND TRYING TO GET OVER IT AND OH WAIT HE STILL TOOK THE TIME TO TAKE PICTURES WITH FANS AT THE AIRPORT. I AM SO FUCKING DONE WITH YOUR SHIT YOU DISGUST ME WHY DON'T YOU TRY TELLING HARRY IN PERSON THAT HE IS VILLAIN OF THE YEAR I BET YOU CAN'T BECAUASE YOU PROBABLY MASTURBATE TO PICTURES OF HIM SECRETLY BECAUSE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A MORE PERFECT, SELFLESS PERSON. SO WHAT IF THERE WAS A STRIPPER AT HIS BIRTHDAY PART?! THAT IS WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY. GET DRUNK AND HAVE FUN. I BET YOU WISHED YOU WERE THAT STRIPPER BUT YOU'RE PROBABLY 500 POUNDS AND YOU SIT BEHIND A COMPUTER ALL DAY CYBER BULLYING ONE OF THE MOST MATURE TEENAGE BOYS. HE HAS HAD TO GROW UP SO FAST BUT HE IS STILL A TEENAGER LET HIM HAVE HIS FUN I AM SO OVER YOUR BULLSHIT GET A LIFE AND STOP PICKING ON OTHER PEOPLE. PEACE OUT ASSHOLES.
Now you've distracted me from my homework I'm suing you if I fail.
Jasime's note was a little calmer:
Hi my name is Jasime, I was just emailing to tell you how disappointed I was that NME had the audacity to name Harry Styles "Villain of the year" and One Direction "Worst Band". I honestly thought it was a joke the first time I heard about it. These boys have done nothing but live their dreams. You obviously don't know anything about them so let me give you some facts.. They recently won Global Success at the brits I'm sure you know that, they have won hundreds of other awards, they have sold out world tours and madison square garden, they are the first UK group in history to debut at number one in USA. I could go on and on. You have no right to be giving out disgusting awards like this especially to One Direction. You may not see their amazing talent and beautiful personalities. One day I hope you do. They mean the world to me and millions of other people. To you they're just a band. They just play music, They are a bunch of tattoed freaks. To me. they're the reason I smile. They are the only hope I have when everything has fallen apart. Their message, lyrics and music pick me up out of my hopelessness. The fact that they've accomplished their goals, that they have over come so much.Go ahead and say that I'm just a crazed obsessed fan and that I need to get a life but they will always be my heroes. You wouldn't believe how sad and angry we were when you gave them these awards, they're human too you know they have feelings, you really have no hearts or souls and I will never in my life even dare to pick up a magazine of yours and if I ever see your magazines in stores I will make sure to pile them in the back so noone can see them. Have a nice life. I hope you enjoy judging and rudely criticizing successful people for achieving what they deserve in life. You clearly don't know talent. Goodbye! I attached some pictures of proof that Harry is a villain and 1D is the worst band by the way. Take a look
"I have something to discuss with you," writes Kelsie Smith:
I have sat here and tried to think of a calm way to put this but there is no calm way. WHAT KIND OF SICK DISGUSTING PEOPLE ARE YOU FOR MAKING HARRY VILLAIN OF THE YEAR. PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME. THAT 19, NINE FUCKING TEEN YEAR OLD GUY HAS TO DEAL WITH SO MUCH NOT NEEDED BULLSHIT. HE IS THE SWEETEST MOST CARING GUY OUT THERE AND HE GETS TREATED LIKE SHIT FOR NO REASON. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE CARING THINGS HES DONE. GET OFF YOUR ASSES AND DO RESEARCH AND STOP BEING SO DELUDED. DID YOU ASSHOLES KNOW HE SPENT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON DOMINOS PIZZA AND WALKED AROUND DELIVERING IT TO HOMELESS PEOPLE WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE? OR DID YOU WATCH THE VIDEO OF HIM IN FUCKING GHANA AFRICA CRYING AND BEGGING PEOPLE TO TEXT THE PHONE NUMBER AND DONATE MONEY FOR THE DYING LITTLE BABIES. OR HOW HE STOPS FOR EVERY SINGLE FUCKING FAN NO MATTER WHERE HE IS OR WHAT HES DOING. OR HOW ABOUT HOW HE WALKS DOWN THE STREET WITH FANS AND HAS NORMAL CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM. OR THE TIME WHEN A FAN WAS THIRSTY AND HE GAVE HER HIS WATER BOTTLE. OR HOW HE TAKES THE TIME TO HUG FANS AND TRY AND MAKE THEM STOP CRYING. OR HOW ABOUT HOW HE WAS FULLY PREPARED TO HELP A WOMAN GIVE BIRTH WHEN HE HAD NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT HE WAS DOING AND THEN REALIZED IT WAS JUST A PRANK BY NICKELODEON. WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO KEEP FUCKING GOING? GOOD CAUSE IM GONNA. OR HOW ABOUT HOW HES ALWAYS SAYING NEVER CALL A GIRL FAT SHELL SPEND THE REST OF HER LIFE STARVING HERSELF AND HOW HE DOESNT CARE IF A CHUBBY FAN ASKS HIM FOR A PIGGY BACK RIDE HELL DO IT ANYWAY. OR WHEN HE SECRETLY DONATES MONEY TO CHARITIES ONLY FOR US TO FIND OUT MONTHS LATER. YOU LITTLE FUCKERS HAVE NO IDEA HOW SWEET AND CARING THAT BOY IS AND HE DOESNT DESERVE HALF THE SHIT HE HAS TO PUT UP WITH. YOU ASSHOLES SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE FUCKING DAY
Some Directioners targeted particular NME staff. The first tweet in this Storify was directed at News Editor Dan Stubbs.
The winners of the 2013 NME Awards are as follows:
Best British Band (supported by Sonos)
Winner: Biffy Clyro
Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig)
Winner: The Killers
Best Solo Artist
Winner: Florence + The Machine
Best New Band (supported by Spotify)
Winner: Palma Violets
Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Winner: Rolling Stones
Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin)
Winner: The Maccabees – 'Given To The Wild'
Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps)
Winner: Foals – 'Inhaler'
Winner: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – 'Sweet Nothing'
Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com)
Winner: Arctic Monkeys – 'R U Mine?'
Winner: Fresh Meat
Best Festival (Supported by Farah Vintage)
Winner: Reading & Leeds
Best Music Film
Winner: Crossfire Hurricane
Winner: Blur – '21'
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets
Music Moment Of The Year
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony
Hero Of The Year
Winner: Barack Obama
Villain Of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles
Best Small Festival
Winner: Festival No 6
Winner: One Direction
Best Fan Community
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey