Yeah I thought this was a new promo photo of Attack Attack! at first, too.

Given his father’s penchant for slagging dudes he doesn’t get along with in interviews, it’s not at all surprising to learn that Wolfgang Van Halen is now engaged in his first public feud.

What is surprising is that said feud isn’t with a former bandmate, but, rather with teen sensations One Direction.

Wolfie is currently on tour as part of Mark Tremonti’s solo band while Van Halen are on hiatus, and… well, check out the following Twitter exchange, courtesy of The Huffington Post:

Needless to say, the One Direction fan response was catty:

The thing is, the One Direction fans might actually have an argument — One Direction are more famous than Wolfgang Van Halen (although not the band his father and uncle started… sorry, 1D admirers), and he might very well have been looking for some attention with his tweets. But, as is so often the case with the internet, any chance at making a legitimate point is undermined by the apparent inability of the offended parties’ supporters to display any knowledge of the English language, or, for that matter, history or anything outside of their immediate purview (it seriously would have taken these fans two seconds to Google “Wolfgang Van Halen” and learn who he is, and it’s unbelievable to me that kids of this age, who have never known a time without the internet, either didn’t think of or deliberately ignored that fact). If any them had even a quarter of a brain, they would have thought up this fairly obvious insult…

…but instead they all just come off as a bunch of morons. But don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll have the last laugh when One Direction are still famous in five years.

Thanks: Hetal

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