Liam Payne of One Direction Goes Silent on Twitter After Controversy

January 22, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Liam Payne of the band One Direction has gone silent on Twitter following a controversy over some comments he made.

Payne expressed his support for members of “Duck Dynasty,” a family featured on an A&E reality television series, via Twitter. 

His comments became international news, angering him.

“Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say,” Payne told his 15.3 million fans on Twitter.

“Oh my god can someone literally not be a fan if a show without bring labeled,” he added later. “I can’t do anything without being judged u try that and write about it.”

He later added: “And I know I’m playing into your hands writing these tweets but I’m sick of stupid stories it’s time you all grow up. And write about things that actually matter not what im gunna have for dinner tomorrow or who I’m a fan if real stories.”

Concluding his thoughts, Payne said that he would be off Twitter until the “freedom of speech law is back.” He stopped tweeting on January 19.

Payne usually tweets multiple times a day.

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