All of the Hustlers, or All Time Low fans, as most people know them as, seem to be getting their panties in a twist over a recent rumor. This rumor, for one should not even be a rumor just because Jack himself addressed it right away. Rumors are going around saying that Jack is dating the child star, Abigail Breslin. For those who aren't aware, she has been in movies like Hope Floats, Nims Island, Little Miss Sunshine and many others that I am currently forgetting. I am a music journalist for a reason, guys. I keep up with musicians, not actors.
These rumors sprouted up last week, after Jack retweeted a tweet that Abigail sent him, and then he tweeted a picture saying something about him and his friend at the premiere of the new Hunger Games movie. Both can be seen below.
There is another picture floating around, though I cannot currently find it that is of them at the premiere. Yes, he was her date to the show, but does that not mean they are dating.
I mean seriously, if you were invited to a movie premiere, would you really say no? No, you probably wouldn't. Its not every day you get invited to one, even if you are as famous as Jack Barakat is. People need to calm themselves on this a bit. The most common things said about this are that fans are annoyed that he is dating an underage fan, and that they're pissed off about how they met. They met earlier this year at one of his shows because Abigail went to one with some friends, as a fan.
Guys, really? You're mad about this? That should stand as proof to people that anything can happen. You never know, that could be you one day, hanging out with some famous rockstar because you met them as a fan, and they liked you as a person. Believe it or not, it does happen. So many people are saying its just because she's famous, but we don't know that. People need to just stop.
People are also claiming that there's "Proof" that they're together. This so called proof is an article from a tabloid magazine that said that Jack is the vocalist of All Time Low. Really? People are believing a magazine that didn't even check their facts on what role in the band he plays. If you're interested in reading this laughable excuse for "proof", please feel free to click here and read it for yourself.
If anyone follows All Time Low, they'd know that this is just all getting blown out of proportion because some fans are mad that its her and not them. Obviously, that's not the only reason people are mad, I'm sure there's people that have more valid reasons, but its all stupid, if you ask me. Above and beyond the fact that he said "My friend", not "my girlfriend", and they haven't been seen out in public, or Tweeting each other frequently, its illegal. He's 25, and she's 17. You do the math. There's also a matter of Jack's personality, which people seem to be forgetting. If you listen to Jack and Alex's radio show, Full Frontal, you've heard Jack say he prefers hook ups and friends with benefits stuff, he's not a relationship type of guy. If you look at his history even, that we know, of course, what he said there proves to be true. Another factor, if you want even more proof that this is clearly a rumor started by jealous fans, listen to Full Frontal and the stories he's told. He's talked about taking three women on one date! He jokes about being a manwhore all the time, though I think most of it is just talk.
I'm not sure how anyone is really believing any of this, just because of how obsessive ATL fans are. They should have been able to shut it all down right as it started, not buy into it. Even if it was true, so? While illegal here in the states, its his business. If he wants to put his own ass on the line for a girl that's underage, let him. There's nothing fans can do about it, so you may as well accept it and let him be happy. That goes for all bands though. Fans always get all worked up over band members dating, and its actually really unfair. You want to be happy, right? Let them do the same. They're human too, and just because they have millions of adoring fans, doesn't mean they don't need real friends, and relationships too. Fans forget that.
Now that I've rambled a bit and gotten my own two cents on this whole matter in, I must go. Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think of the
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