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Liam Payne hits out at the press: "I can't do anything without being judged"

One Direction’s Liam Payne has hit out at critics after becoming caught up in a row about homophobia following a tweet he sent to ‘Duck Dynasty’ personality Willie Robertson.

Willie Robertson is the son of Phil Robertson who recently caused outrage over homophobic comments he made in an interview with GQ.

Phil Roberton stated: “Start with homosexual behaviour and just morph out from there… bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

Despite this comment Liam Payne directed a tweet at Willie Robertson last night (January 18) writing:

“Huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business properties and the family values you still all behold. Big fan.”

Payne has now deleted the message but has still come under criticism for showing support to the Robertson clan in light of their patriarch’s offensive outburst.

Today, in a series of further tweets, the ‘Midnight Memories’ star has addressed the uproar his original message caused.

Payne began by saying: “Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say.”

In response to news coverage of his tweet Liam wrote: “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”.

The 'Best Song Ever' singer went on: “What I gotta do to please you bastards I'm a 20 year old just living life as you did when u where twenty but in extraordinary circumstances”.

He continued: “I can't do anything without being judged u try that and write about it”.

Liam went on to point out that his anger is directed at “journalists and bloggers” and not One Direction’s fans.

He finished his tirade of messages with the final missive: “Pick ur balls up off the floor and get on with it instead of taking advantage of every word said and twisting it for your own gain”.

Liam Payne apologised to fans earlier this week after being pictured stood on the ledge of a 34-storey building.





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