Liam Payne just dropped his new album LP1 today. He went on social media to thank his fans for the support. The singer wrote, “Blown away by this reaction already! Thanks to everyone that’s picked up the album so far, your support doesn’t go unnoticed.”
Now Liam Payne is trending on Twitter. Unfortunately, it is for backlash. There is a song on Liam’s album called ” Both Ways.” In the song, he is talking about his girl being bisexual. Lyrics include, “My girl, she like it both ways/She like the way it all taste/Couple more, we’ll call it foreplay,” and. “Lovin’ the way that she’s turning you on/Switching the lanes like a Bugatti Sport/Nothing but luck that she got me involved, yeah/Flipping that body, go head, I go tails/Sharing that body like it’s our last meal/One and a two and a three, that’s for real.”
Fans, especially the LGBTQ+ community, are outraged by the song for “fetishizing” people’s sexual identities. The hashtag #liampayneisoverparty is currently trending on twitter, and people are very vocal about their opposition against the song.
One Direction fans are also bringing up a past incident Liam got heat for. According to E! News, Liam commented about not trusting Harry Styles (an LGBTQ+ ally) to babysit his son because of the influence he would have. He said, “I couldn’t rely on Harry ’cause I feel like my child would come out dressed in something that I just wouldn’t understand.”
Social media is especially invested in this because Harry Styles also released new music today. Along with anger towards Liam, there is a lot of pitting the former members against each other and comparing the two singers.
Read some of the heated tweets below.