Before I even start to write about this hilarious letter, I want you guys to read it. It is kind of long but hey, it is one of the funniest things I have read in a while.
Dear Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles,
Hey guys. It’s Joey Fatone, former member of NSync and current announcer on Family Feud, the job I’ve always dreamed of. This weekend, while sitting on the toilet and crying (I LOVE MY LIFE!!!) I flipped through my iPhone and saw that you’d announced a “one-year hiatus” beginning in March. I just wanted to congratulate you guys and wish you well! I’m sure 2016 will be a wonderful time for everyone from One Direction to pursue some independent projects before regrouping as a stronger band one year later! Here’s to spreading your wings!
Here’s how it’s gonna go down, fellas. While you’re all on hiatus, Harry will record some dope singles with Beyonce, Ryan Adams and Wiz Khalifa, come out with a killer solo album produced by Pharrell and Timbaland, cut his hair, dye his hair, do a second less awesome album, let his hair grow super long and wear it in two braids, crush a self-effacing cameo in a Judd Apatow movie, buzz his hair and release a third, self-produced album on which he hints at being bisexual that everyone will call his “best work.”
The rest of you are fucked. I mean fucked. I am the second most-successful former member of NSync and I am Joey Fatone. Say that outloud to yourself: “Besides Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone is the most successful member of NSync.”
Here’s me being a spokesman for Bosley hair restoration last year:
Best case scenario, you’ll do a 6-week stint in Minions: The Musical! on Broadway before you bounce around different hosting jobs on channels like Spike and TruTv. Do you know what Chris Kirkpatrick is doing? Because I don’t. He’s completely unreachable. He might be managing a Best Buy in Sacramento, he might be dead. No one knows. Louis, I’m looking at you.
There is one exception: If one of you is gay you might have a shot. Wait till One Direction has been dead for two years, kiss your hot boyfriend at an awards show, then ride that relevance like a beautiful boner and pray to god you get a show on Bravo.
It’s not that you guys aren’t talented, it’s that Harry is so, so much cuter, cooler and more talented than the rest of you. Deep down, you’ve always known that, but you will never truly understand it until you’re in your grimy little condo, sitting in your boxers, sucking a chow mein noodle off your Playstation controller and watching Harry blow it up on SNL.
Jesus christ I wish I was still in NSync. Jesus…JESUS FUCK! I would give all my hair to go back to that.
Anyway, enjoy the next few months, One Direction, because they’re your last. (http://aboveaverage.com/joey-fatone-to-one-direction-everything-is-about-to-be-terrible/)
Now let me be honest, I didn’t even know that I was a fan of Joey Fatone until this moment right here. That open letter to One Direction was probably one of the realest and best open letters I have ever read. Way to really see your moment and take it Joey, bravo sir.
Let’s be real, even though all of the currently members of One Direction have said that they will get back together, Joey knows best. Joey was probably told that Justin Timberlake was just taking a small break from the band, but they would be back. Clearly that never happened.
I don’t even know what I can say about this letter because of how hilarious and how perfect it is. I just have to say that I wanted to share it with the world. The line where he compared Chris Kirkpatrick to Louis, that killed me. It is also so true. Louis is totally the Chris Kirkpatrick of the group.
I hope you laughed as hard as I did and I wish that I could shake Joey’s hand for that hilarious letter.
Sorry One Direction and One Direction fans, everything is about to be terrible.