Louis Tomlinson Slams Report About His “Gay” Apple Logo Shirt

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Louis Tomlinson Jenn Selby

By Daniel Gates

Louis Tomlinson Jenn Selby

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Louis Tomlinson is upset about an article in The Independent that misinterpreted his Apple shirt to mean he was making a statement in support of Tim Cook, the company’s CEO who recently confirmed that’s he’s gay. On Monday, the One Direction singer ripped the outlet’s writer Jenn Selby on Twitter, although it appears Tomlinson may have misread the article as saying that he is gay.

According to the story, Tomlinson “showed his support” for Cook when he recently wore a T-shirt bearing the Apple logo that features stripes of rainbow colors. Except the multi-colored version was Apple’s main logo for years in the 1980s and 1990s, and has nothing at all to do with LGBT issues.

Tomlinson tweeted, “@JennSelby The fact that you work for such a ‘credible’ paper and you would talk such rubbish is laughable. I am in fact straight. Google ‘original apple logo’ and you will see the one printed on my shirt that you reported on. Trying to look for a promotion? F*cking ridiculous I even have to tweet that sh*t!”

While the original story seems to have misread Tomlinson’s fashion choice as specific support for Cook, it also never claims Tomlinson himself is gay. Much of Tomlinson’s anger over what he perceived to be the insinuation that he’s gay likely comes not from any anti-gay sentiment on his part, but rather a persistent rumor that he and bandmate Harry Styles are homosexual. Just last week, Styles was the subject of new bisexual rumors after outlets misconstrued his response to a fan’s question about what he looks for in a woman.

This is not the first time Tomlinson has publicly called out a British newspaper. In 2013, he slammed The Mirror for alleging that his mother broke up the marriage of a couple for whom she worked as midwife. What do you think about his most recent tweets?

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