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Harry Styles described as 'adorably slow' among reasons 1D fans outraged by marketing strategy exposed by Wikileaks

Published 17/04/2015 | 09:56

Harry Styles was thought to have rekindled his romance with Caroline Flack late last year.
Harry Styles was thought to have rekindled his romance with Caroline Flack late last year.
Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction before Zayn's departure

Among the 30,000 docuemnts and 170,000 Sony emails exposed by Wikileaks last night are some referring to One Direction.

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And 1D fans have taken umbrage at one angle in particular - the marketing strategy employed in the early days during which Harry Styles was labelled 'adorably slow' and Zayn was proposed as the 'poser' and 'player' of the band.

Some were up in arms that a marketing strategy existed at all. 

Others snorted with derision at producer Dr Luke's attempts to get Harry Styles to star in the video for his new girl band GRL.

Sony apparently were not best pleased that Louis tweeted the Captain America trailer to his millions of followers, and fans were dismayed that the lads' Twitter feeds could be 'controlled'.

The documents are searchable so 1D fans, and anyone else with an interest, can look for specific individuals or stories.

Here's a sample of the Directioners reactions to the leak:

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