Ever since One Direction took America by storm in 2012, some people in the music industry have liked to compare them to The Beatles with all their success and how quickly they raised to fame. But although other media outlets like to make those comparisons, band members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik say those comparisons are "flattering" but not right.
"No," band member Louis Tomlinson simply said when asked by ITV on Monday (August 19) if they think they're like The Beatles. "I think it's very flattering when people do make the comparisons between us and The Beatles but it's not necessarily something we agree with."
The boys also dismissed those comparisons by saying that The Beatles are "in a league of their own" and "much cooler than us."
A lot of the comparisons to The Beatles come because of how crazy the fans go everywhere One Direction goes. Even their movie director, Morgan Spurlock, compared it to Beatlemania saying that going on the road with One Direction was the closest he would ever get to experiencing that. Liam credited the power of social media for expanding their fan base globally.
"That's the main thing about our that they massively made our band with like social media," he said. "The amount of time they spend tweeting about us and spreading the word, that's how we got to go to other countries and make things happen for us over there so that's the most important part [about the film, "One Direction: This Is Us"] that the fans got us to where we are."