Liam Payne On Pushing Louis Tomlinson Backlash: “How Dare I Have A Joke With A Friend On Stage” (VIDEO)
Payne and Tomlinson are known for goofing around with each other on stage. They often play fight, pull pranks, and joke at each other’s expense. And during Sunday’s concert in Manchester, Payne gave Tomlinson a mid-performance shove.
The moment was captured on video and circulated on social media, leading Heat to declare, “This video of Liam Payne shoving Louis Tomlinson on stage is REALLY shocking.” The webloid further asked, “Why are the One Direction stars scuffling in front of all their fans?” and “Surely you could keep your temper in check for just a couple of hours while you’re working?”
Payne is now calling out Heat for misreading the situation. “Simply the funniest story I’ve read to date clearly the person who wrote this has never experienced friendly banter in their life,” he tweeted. The singer went on, “OH MY GOD THATS SO OUTRAGEOUS HOW DARE I HAVE A JOKE WITH A FRIEND ON STAGE.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Payne has used Twitter to clarify his actions or call out the media. In recent months he denied accusations of homophobia after a comment he made during a show, and criticized fan reactions to comments he made in his Attitude cover story. Watch the video of the Tomlinson incident below, and tell us what you think.