Simon is large, in charge and wants to keep it that way. The music industry mogul is not letting his superstar pop band change anything about themselves, including their attractive looks.
Even their physical appearance.
The X Factor creator displayed an example of his ultimate control over the U.K. boy band — and the music world in general — when he recently told One Direction band member Niall Horan he couldn’t dye his hair black.
“Simon still controls a lot about the band, down to the finest detail,” says a source to The Sun. “Niall was desperate to get rid of his blond locks and go black just for an experiment, like loads of normal teens.”
Yes, you read right. Simon does not want his band to be altered in any way, even when it comes to how they look. But maybe Simon has a point in not wanting to take away Niall’s heartthrob appeal, since we’re sure not all his fans may appreciate a new hair colour.
But it doesn’t hurt to ask, right? Especially since the source says Niall asked his head boss so politely.
“Luckily he had the sense to ask Simon first, because he knows how he works. He put in a text to him, asking if he could change his hair colour. Simon was straight back on to him with a short reply, ‘No way.’”
Well, Simon certainly doesn’t beat around the bush.
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