One Direction Fires Back After Jake Bugg Calls Them “Terrible”
By Daniel Gates | 2:45 pm, February 22nd, 2013
The trouble started after Bugg, a popular young singer-songwriter in England, called the boy band “terrible” in culture magazine Shortlist.
When the interviewer mentioned that One Direction represented the “closest thing to rock stars” in the current climate, Bugg replied, “Who the f*ck is saying that?”
“Oh, I’m pretty sure they have a good laugh. But it’s easy to, isn’t it? When you don’t have to write any songs. People [call them the new Beatles] because they broke America, but that don’t mean a thing. I mean, [One Direction] must know that they’re terrible. They must know… Calling them the new rock stars is a ridiculous statement. And people should stop making it.”
When the hugely popular group caught wind of Bugg’s remarks, they struck back.
“Hi @JakeBugg do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie?” asked Louis Tomlinson on Twitter.
Niall Horan wrote, “Really buggs me that artists we’re fans of, flip on us in the press!”
Complicating matters further is that Bugg has been spotted recently with Cara Delevingne, a model previously linked to One Direction’s Harry Styles.
The new spat comes immediately after a public war of words between the boy band’s Liam Payne and Boy George.