Just in case you’ve ever thought, “Well… maybe they didn’t realize anyone would notice that,” I counted at least forty cameras in one frame of this clip from the BBC Music Awards. (xx)
Not all footage is shared publicly, true, but 1D are well aware of the millions of amateur cameras filming them over the past six years. I don’t doubt some interactions are quite purposeful (and I’m not ashamed to appreciate stageHarry letting loose, lol). They also know, of course, that gifs are made, but any gif enables an intense scrutiny that’s not possible in real time – so check out video for yourself.