Directioners Pissed At Joey Fatone Over Hilarious (FAKE!!) 1D ’Warning Letter’

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Hell hath no fury like a Directioner scorned.

And scorned they are, after a hilarious letter surfaced, purportedly written by former NSync band member Joey Fatone, warning their idols of a grim future in light of the band’s split.

Fatone has been receiving a social media mauling, courtesy pissed One Direction fans, who have failed to see the funny side as they struggle to come to terms with the demise of their favorite group.

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Trouble is, Fatone had absolutely NOTHING to do with the supposed open letter, which first appeared on satirical website, AboveAverage and quickly went viral.

As Popdust previously reported, the teen heartthrobs announced earlier this week that they are going to be taking a long break from each other to concentrate on solo projects.

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Not surprisingly, their legion of loyal fans were heartbroken at the news—especially as they had, just barely, recovered from the shock announcement earlier this year that Zayn Malik had quit 1D.

Now, if anyone should know about the potential grimness of the future for a former boybander, it would be Fatone, who has struggled career wise since NSync went their separate ways back in 2002—and that’s what makes the supposed “warning letter” so amazing and hilarious.

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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.”

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.

So awesome. So so fake……yet, just like the very best satire always is, so deliciously on point and believable.

1D fans immediately started slamming the unwitting and gloriously oblivious Fatone—ripping him to shreds over his failed career, his appearance and lack of relevance.

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Lack of relevance? You don’t get much more relevant than a gig as the Bosley Hair Restoration spokesman.