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How a One Direction fan named Taylor resurrected an old dream
1D fans are super into Harry Styles signing a hat for a fan named Taylor, ‘like Swift.’
On its own, this isn’t a hugely big deal for anyone other than @otrataylor and her friends. But since her real name is Taylor, footage of Styles signing the hat was enough to bring back sweet, sweet memories from the Harry Styles/Taylor Swift romance.
Checking how to spell her name, Styles appears to ask, “Like Swift?” and now Harry/Taylor shippers are freaking out.
Taylor (not Swift) even tried to clarify that it was a fluke with little to do with Taylor Swift, but it was too late.
Haylor fandom is still alive and well, it seems—three years after their breakup. But a few fans had a simpler explanation:
@otrataylor THNAKS FOR BEING NAEMD TAYLOR
— ariana (@softwarmground) August 19, 2015
Hopefully the Green Bay Packers are even half as excited as One Directioners over this time in the spotlight.
Photo via otrataylor/Twitter
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor