Why are Louis Tomlinson's fan accounts getting suspended? Live concert triggers viral 'goingtojailparty' trend
Tomlinson showed support for his fans who wanted to film or photograph his concert despite warnings from promoters that it could result in fines and lawsuits
The hashtag #louiesgoingtojailparty is trending once again on Twitter on December 13 after Louis Tomlinson fans showed a defiant response to his promoters' strict guidelines for a recent virtual concert.
The ex-One Direction member performed the concert, titled 'Live from London' on Saturday, December 12. Tomlinson showed support for his fans who wanted to film or photograph his concert despite warnings from promoters that it could result in fines and lawsuits. He had said, “F**k that. Do what you want. It happens at gigs so should be allowed here too.”
It's not that #louiesgoingtojailparty means the singer will go to jail and Twitter users are celebrating, but quite the opposite. The hashtag initially started back in June after someone claimed that pictures of Louis shared by who knows who were strictly copyrighted and not officially released yet. Some fans deleted them fearing for the life of their accounts, some stated that the pics were too good to lose and that they were willing to go to jail for Tomlison.
Similarly today, the hashtag trended again but the content in question was for fans' recordings from their homes of his concert. So, instead of online hate and an intention to cancel an artiste, fans are using such a hashtag to show their loyalty and make fun of the copyright prohibitions. Several warnings are floating around Twitter while other fans are having fun with their tweets.
One fan shares a humorous clip and writes, "#louiesgoingtojailparty all the louies in jail while they wait for louis to find out what happened." Check it out below. "I'm downloading the whole show and I couldn't care less lmao #louiesgoingtojailparty #LTLivestream," said a fan while another wrote, "just started my jail cell pinterest board can’t wait to have the cutest confines #louiesgoingtojailparty."
The only evidence of strict action against those not abiding by the copyright guidelines that we've seen so far is the suspension of Twitter accounts. One fan asks, "Did anyone else get their account suspended for copyright from posting videos from Louis' show yesterday #louiesgoingtojailparty." One fan added, "they took #louiesgoingtojailparty too seriously so now we really ARE going to jail."
Did anyone else get there account suspended for copyright from posting videos from Louis' show yesterday #louiesgoingtojailparty— sam_gal12 (@SGal12) December 14, 2020
It's easy to share Tomlinson's sentiment of allowing records of public gigs but it is clear that Tomlinson's live concert is a good example that live shows will never be the same again.