Liam Payne of One Direction may have opened his mouth a bit too far this time. Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
One Direction's Liam Payne lives in London at the top of a very tall building. So it's possible that he hadn't heard just how controversial "Duck Dynasty," the silly little reality show about a family that makes duck calls, has become in the United States. He certainly didn't seem to anticipate any trouble when he tweeted this.
@williebosshog huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 18, 2014
Of course, as we all now know, those "family values" include a candid disgust for homosexuality, at least on the part of patriarch Phil Robertson. But after fans and journalists questioned whether the One Direction star's tweet meant he shared the "Duck Dynasty" star's homophobia, Payne lashed out via Twitter.
Oh my god can someone literally not be a fan if a show without bring labeled WTf I bought dinner the other day it made a news story — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 19, 2014
I can't do anything without being judged u try that and write about it — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 19, 2014
And I know I'm playing into your hands writing these tweets but I'm sick of stupid stories it's time you all grow up — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 19, 2014
All those tweets are aimed at journalists and bloggers not fans — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 19, 2014
Sick of all this bull il be back again when the freedom of speech law is back and people don't believe to much into the bulls#!t they read — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 19, 2014
And it's not just "journalists and bloggers" — Payne is also apparently weary of the handlers who keep him PG-rated:
Can't wait for the call tomorrow where I get told of for cussing had to be said like I said before much worse has happened In the world — Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) January 19, 2014
Woof. The members of One Direction have always seemed like nice boys, but no one can be that nice forever, and the cracks are starting to show. If One Direction had a yearbook, Liam would be "Most Likely to Go Full Bieber."