Liam Payne insists Zayn Malik is his “brother” after calling him “d**k” in a recent interview.
The 28-year-old singer appeared on the Impauulsive podcast with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul on Wednesday, where he made numerous comments about his 29-year-old former bandmate, which drew harsh criticism from fans.
After the backlash, he broke his silence and said he had failed to express his views properly.
Opinion: Liam Payne insists Zayn Malik is his ‘brother’ after calling Zayn Malik a ‘d**k’ in a recent interview
Liam said: “Guys – I don’t usually comment on this stuff but when it’s your family it’s hard to let it slip.
“They mentioned a specific incident involving Zayn, and I responded to that – but in retrospect, I probably didn’t express myself as well as I could.
“I mean, we’ll always disagree on certain things, but I’ll always, always be on his side. That’s family. Zayn is my brother and I’ll always stand by him.
Backlash: The 28-year-old singer, who appeared on the Impalsive podcast with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul on Wednesday, drew harsh criticism from fans for some comments he made about his 29-year-old former bandmate (pictured)
Liam’s explanation has divided fans in the comments, with many arguing that Liam was just trying to save himself, while others defended him.
One wrote: “Sorry but now…you said what you said and you meant it – otherwise you wouldn’t have said it. I mean you said – ‘I don’t like Zayn for a lot of reasons. “Now you say he’s your brother? I just don’t get it. I love you, but it’s not okay.
Another responded: “Did you apologise to Zayn? This tweet is unnecessary, it looks like an attempt to redeem yourself from the grave you dug yourself. We are just for what you did and said response, but it’s useless without an apology to Zayn.
Explanation: After backlash, he broke his silence and said he failed to express himself properly
A third chimed in: “I support you on everything in your life, but the way you talked about everything throughout the interview was so disappointing that you couldn’t understand it”.
Others, however, argued: “Liam, you didn’t do anything wrong. It’s just people misunderstood. Don’t worry, things will happen. But really glad you highlighted the topic. You’re amazing. Love you forever. ‘.
Another declared: “We love you so much baby bear 🙂 We will support ZAYN and LIAM”.
Criticism: Liam’s explanation has divided fans in comments, with many believing Liam was just trying to redeem himself
A third agreed: “Love you Liam and we know you love Zayn too. Always stand with you. It’s okay, we know, we listen to you.
Liam and Logan discussed Zayn’s headline online feud with Logan’s brother Jake Paul in 2020, which ended with Zayn’s then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid slamming Jake as “irrelevant” and defending her boyfriend as “a respectable king” “.
Liam gave his take on the drama, saying: “She tweeted something about making herself a respectable person or something. Not a good age for that.
Support: Others defend him, show love for him and Zayn
The comment was interpreted by fans as a reference to allegations made last year by Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, that Zayn pushed her into a dresser and called her a “damn Dutch slut.”
Liam went on to talk about Zayn, saying “I don’t like Zayn for a lot of reasons,” but because of what Zayn called a tough upbringing, he’d be “always on his side.”
He said: “There are many reasons why I don’t like Zayn, and there are many reasons why I will always, always be by his side.
oh oh! The 28-year-old singer, who appeared on the Impalsive podcast with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul on Wednesday, made many comments but was not well-received among fans (pictured with One Direction in 2012)
“If I had to go through what he went through, go through his upbringing and whatever. You know your parents are so supportive?
“My parents were so supportive that it was annoying sometimes, and they didn’t even mind me saying it. Zayn had a different upbringing in that sense.
He continued: “You can always look at where the guy is and say, ‘Oh, yeah, whatever that guy’s advert is about.'” Correct? But at the end of the day, once you understand what he went through to get to this point, and whether he even wants to be there…
Restoring everything: He and the host discuss former bandmate Zayn Malik’s headline online feud with Logan’s brother Jake Paul in 2020, which ended with Zayn’s then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid (pictured) slamming Jake for being “irrelevant” and for her Boyfriend defends as ‘respected king’
Allegation: The comment was interpreted by fans as a reference to allegations made last year by Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid (pictured), that Zayn pushed her into a dresser and called her a “damn Dutch slut”
“I’m more misunderstood by myself than anyone, like I don’t know what I’m doing or why I’m here. Like, I can’t sit here because anything has to do with him.
Fans dismissed Liam’s words and defended Zayn on social media, leading to Liam’s name trending on Twitter.
They called Liam out after reports he had betrayed ex-fiancé Maya Henry for reinforcing negative stereotypes and telling him to review his relationship.
Both sides: Liam goes on to talk about Zayn, saying ‘I don’t like Zayn for a lot of reasons’ but will be ‘always on his side’ due to what Zayn calls tough upbringing
Another argued: “It’s not right to bring up the fact that other people’s parents are not as supportive as us. The only way Liam Payne gets talked about is when he talks about other 1D members. Live a really awkward life “.
Upset: Fans shrugged off Liam’s words and defended Zane on social media, leading to Liam’s name trending on Twitter
Liam has also been criticized for claiming to outsell his One Direction bandmates with his debut solo single, Strip That Down.
He said: “We did the first song, a billion streams. I think it sold more than everyone in the band – and I was the last to leave.
However, many fans point out that the track currently has only 800,000 streams, and consider Zayn’s Pillowtalk and Harry Styles’ marks of the era to be more successful.
Blasted: Liam has also been criticised for claiming to outsell his One Direction bandmates with his debut solo single, Strip That Down
“I’m the most successful guy in the band,” in a tweet that said Liam payne was serious, while saying it literally showed he was a joke.
Second chime: ”I sell better than all the boys’ – Liam Payne on Logan Paul’s podcast as Harry Styles 15 gigs at msg, 2 nights at Wembley Stadium, two The weekend headliner Coachella was sold out, and he broke chart records with class and respect for his former bandmates.
Another claimed: “I’ve never seen a bigger failure than Liam Payne in my life. You went from the biggest group on the planet to a former member of your group sitting on the Logan Paul Podcast.
“I don’t think I’ll see the day when Liam Payne becomes the most questionable member of a direction, my 12-year-old self would never believe it, haha,” the fourth agreed.
Controversy: Many fans point out that the track currently only has 800,000 streams and consider Zayn’s Pillowtalk and Harry Styles’ era markers to be more successful