Zayn Malik quitting One Direction was disheartening news for all the fans. Recently, Liam Payne once again touched this emotional chord of all the fans. He compared Jesy Nelson’s exit from Little Mix to that of Zayn. And, obviously, this did not go down well, with the fans.
Surprisingly, amidst few backlashes, Liam is being defended by fans for this comment. Continue reading further to get all the details.
The One Direction singer addressed the news about Jesy Nelson’s departure on TikTok Live, sending her “a lot of love”. Beforehand, after first reading out the question, a fan had posted about Nelson, Liam Payne began his answer by saying: “Someone Zayn’d out.” This was in reference to Zayn Malik, his former bandmate who quit One Direction in 2015.
However, Liam Payne immediately backtracked, acknowledging the seriousness of the matter. He added that Zayn Malik “left One Direction for pretty much the same reason”.
“No, no, let’s be serious about this,” he said. “It’s always sad at this moment in time when bands get into that sort of thing. Having been there myself, I felt that Zayn left for pretty much the same reason in a weird way.”
Liam Payne then sent Jesy Nelson and the remaining three members of Little Mix – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards – his best. “It’s a tough time, and I do feel for them because everyone is watching in that little fishbowl at the moment and no one really understands what’s going on or how it feels for some people.”
After many expressed their anger over Payne’s initial comment on social media, a number of others urged people to watch the full video instead of piling onto the singer. “See the whole thing before s***ting on him,” one fan demanded. Many other Malik fans felt Payne had disrespected him with the comment. After one person wrote: “Liam I love you, but this is NOT it,” another added: “He corrected himself right after because he realised it wasn’t
What do you think about Liam Payne’s comments? Which side are you on?