Boy-bander Liam Payne has addressed concerns that he his homophobic after comments he made at a concert
One Direction’s Liam Payne, has once again been forced to address concerns that he is homophobic. In a Twitter statement he said,
“I am in no way shape or form homophobic that’s a ridicules (sic) thing to say and I’m not here to offend people so take it as you will,”
The singer was making an introduction to the song Girl Almighty, which apparently appeared to be a little too heteronormative, seemingly suggesting that perhaps only gay men were in the audience, and sparked a fierce online debate on whether what he said was anti-gay.
On stage he said,
“This is my favourite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life, which none of you can relate to, ’cause most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about,”
Clearly annoyed by the possibility of being called homophobic Payne went on to say in his Twitter post,
“So annoying trying your hardest to make people happy in a show and you think about all the notes u tried to hit higher or a little sweeter
“And all some people want to concentrate on was a throw away statement about a song that I love (sic)’
Last year Payne was accused of homophobia after tweeting his support of the Duck Dynasty family and their “family values.”
In September the One Director star strongly denied that a “weird” video showing two men having sex was not of him and another man.
”I’m 100% not homophobic, but I’m also 100% not gay so when somebody says I am I’m gunna say I’m not which does not make me a homophobe.’