Cut for Zouis? Some One Direction Fans Appear to Cut Themselves Over Weed Video; #CutforZouis Trends

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Some One Direction fans appear to be cutting themselves following the leak of a video that shows band members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking a marijuana cigarette in a vehicle in Peru.

Some fans became upset after the video was published by the Daily Mail this week, criticizing Malik and Tomlinson. 

Neither band members has directly addressed the criticism.

Tomlinson did take to Twitter on Thursday to say that the gigs on the current tour “have been great so far.”

“Really looking forward to Manchester tomorrow !! Big love !” he said. “Massive love to all our fans!! So incredibly supportive! Loveeeee.”

It’s unclear if the Cut for Zouis trend was started by fans or people wanting to start a hoax, but some photos being shared online do seem to show people cutting themselves.

Similar trends have started in the past, such as Cut for Zerrie after Malik got engaged to Perrie Edwards, and Cut for Bieber last year.

In the video, Tomlinson and Malik were joking around about weed while smoking the joint.

In the video they joke about smoking, and two unidentified males, who appear to be some kind of security detail, interact with them.

At one point, a police officer on a motorcycle is pictured driving next to them.

“That’s the police. That’s the po po… Nice. I’m trying to blow it into the camera. Smokescreen baby!…” said Tomlinson.

“That’s just Zayn warming up there before the show. Zayn takes his job very seriously. He makes sure he goes through a two-hour intense warm up regime before every show, just to get himself in the zone. “One very, very important factor to Zayn’s warm up, of course is Mary Jane herself. In fact I’m presenting it to him now for some fantastic singing.”

“It’s great culture this. It’s going to be even greater culture when we get to Jamaica,” said Malik.

Another policeman passes by.

“He’s having a look and he’s thinking I’m sure I can smell an illegal substance in there. And he’s hit the nail on the head,” said Tomlinson.

In Peru, where the video was allegedly recorded, it’s legal to have up to eight grams or marijuana for personal use.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.