Louis Tomlinson Thanks Supporters as Fans Demand Apology for Racial Slurs

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By Shari Weiss

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Louis Tomlinson thanked followers for their support on Thursday in the wake of the leaked One Direction drug video — but many fans are pleading for a formal apology.

As Gossip Cop reported, Tomlinson and band mate Zayn Malik appear to be smoking a joint in a video obtained earlier this week by the Daily Mail.

The clip also features Tomlinson using racial slurs — specifically the N-word — and the word “gay” derogatorily.

Many Directioners have said they’re more upset about the language used than the fact that the two singers were smoking pot in Peru.

Neither Tomlinson nor Malik has said anything about the leaked video, but the former tweeted Thursday night, “Massive love to all our fans!! So incredibly supportive! Loveeeee.”

The tweet came a few hours after Tomlinson had also written, “Gigs have been great so far. Really looking forward to Manchester tomorrow !! Big love!”

Shortly after his second tweet, “#apologizelouistomlinson” began trending on Twitter, criticizing the star for ignoring the issue.

It followed an earlier Twitter hoax that falsely claimed Malik had been jailed, and both trends came two days after the controversial video led users to disturbingly tweet “#CutForZouis.”

Malik has yet to tweet since the firestorm began.

A rep for One Direction would only say in a statement on Wednesday that “the matter is in the hands of our lawyers.”

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