The band One Direction has a pretty clean image and most of their fans are teenagers and pre-teens. The last thing anyone would expect from the band is drug usage.
Two members, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, were recently videotaped smoking weed. The band members were aware that they were being filmed and even joked about smoking a joint and taking other illegal substances.
The band members did not think the video would be leaked and have not released a statement about their actions. The band’s spokesperson said, "This matter is in the hands of our lawyers."
The other band members, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan, were not in the same vehicle as Tomlinson and Malik.
While some fans took up for the band members, others expressed their anger and disappointment in the two singers.
The fact that louis and zayn from one direction even recorded themselves smoking a blunt is just stupid in itself.
— Emilyyy (@emmy_258) May 28, 2014
"Zouis are smoking blunt im leaving" "I ripped my tickets" "One direction is a bad influence" pic.twitter.com/0IHUqSuTO6”
— narry po(pco)rn (@viichiixx22) May 28, 2014
if u think differently of one direction bc of the smoking thing u probably need a fat blunt yourself
— leila (@panerasniall) May 28, 2014
Imagine how many 11 year old fans parents told them they couldn't listen to one direction anymore bc of zouis smoking Im laughing
— (@elloharry) May 28, 2014
Also for all this One Direction smoking weed nonsense, y'all realise they were in a country where it's legal to smoke it?
— Taylor Ames (@TaylorAmesMusic) May 28, 2014
Just ripped up my One Direction tickets because Zayn and Louis smoke weed. I hate this band so much. pic.twitter.com/OPcEXq9Lxa
— Gagationer (@gagationer) May 28, 2014
The band members were not doing anything illegal because they were in a country where smoking marijuana is legal, but that hasn't stopped some fans and their parents from losing interest in One Direction.
What do you think of the video?
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