Liam Payne has rubbished claims that he is homophobic regarding comments he made during One Direction's most recent gig.
The 21-year-old took to Twitter to blast the "ridiculous" accusations, which came after he made a seemingly offhand comment during the group's concert in Columbus, Ohio, last night (August 18).
According to JustJared
, while introducing the band's song Girl Almighty
on stage, Payne said: "This is my favourite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life… which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls.
"Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about."
After some fans construed the comments as homophobic, Liam took to Twitter to call the claims "ridiculous" and "insane" - though he did apologise for any offence he may have unintentionally caused.
Fans have rallied to defend Liam since he posted the tweets, reassuring him that they understood he wasn't trying to cause offence and starting the hashtag #WeLoveYouLiam, which currently remains the top trending hashtag worldwide.
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