One Direction's Liam Payne denies homophobia: 'That's ridiculous'

Published Wednesday, Aug 19 2015, 09:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Liam Payne has been left frustrated after a throwaway comment he made during a One Direction concert appeared to spark a homophobia row.

The 'Best Song Ever' singer posted a string of tweets overnight expressing his exasperation at how he'd been portrayed, after a remark he made about finding the perfect woman raised eyebrows.

According to JustJared, while introducing the song 'Girl Almighty', Liam had 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."

One Direction's Liam Payne performing live on stage at Ullevi in Gothenburg - 23 June 2015.

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Now, Liam, 21, has taken to Twitter to apologise if he offended anyone but has insisted he is not homophobic in any way.

He wrote: "Lol think some people take things to literal these days not gunna comment on it anymore you guys know what I meant it was meant in general. I am in no way shape or form homophobic that's a ridiculous thing to say and I'm not here to offend people so take it as you will.

"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.

"Crap end to a good day.

"Lol this is so insane the more I read I'm like wtf have u ever said something in the wrong way I'm sure every person here has lol. I'm sorry to those I offended really I am but there's no need for some of the things I'm being called. I'm just here to make people smile I kinda consider it my job role."