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One Direction decline White House invitation
The Guardian ^ | April 3, 2012 | Sean Michaels

Posted on 04/11/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by NCjim

Tour commitments force boyband to turn down Michelle Obama's offer to join her family's Easter Monday egg hunt

One Direction are too busy for the White House. As the boyband attempt to break America, they have been forced to decline an invitation to join Barack Obama's family at a forthcoming Easter egg hunt.

Last weekend, the chart-topping mop-tops met Michelle Obama at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice awards. Impressed with the quintet – or swayed, perhaps, by the opinions of her young daughters – the first lady invited One Direction to join them at the White House's annual Easter Monday egg hunt. Unfortunately, the BBC reports, Malia and Sasha Obama will have to hunt for chocolate without the distraction of British-Irish schoolboys: One Direction are heading off for a tour of Australia.

Asked about the Obamas, One Direction's singers chose their words carefully. "[Michelle] is a very classy woman, very elegant," said Liam Payne. He reportedly rated her "an 11 out of 10". Harry Styles, meanwhile, said he had "too much respect for Barack" to remark on the first lady's appearance.g

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flotus; mobama; obama; onedirection

1 posted on 04/11/2012 12:51:33 PM PDT by NCjim
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To: NCjim
Smart Manager.

The band exists to sell their music. If you do something that alienates your customer - some percentage of your customer base won't buy your music.

Ask the Dixie Chicks about this little known phenomena. It was apparently a shock to them as well.

2 posted on 04/11/2012 1:05:33 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

“...Ask the Dixie Chicks about this...”

The who?

Sarc


3 posted on 04/11/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Hodar

“...Ask the Dixie Chicks about this...”

The who?

Sarc


4 posted on 04/11/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Hodar

The Dixie Chick’s “customers” were old enough to vote and have lots of disposable income they could choose to spend or not spend on cds, concert tickets, etc. One Direction’s audience is more dependent on their parents and could care less about politics. They are the latest in the long line of bands such as Hanson, The Jonas Brothers, etc., that do amazingly well for a short time until the audience hits puberty.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 1:40:19 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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