Liam Payne Blasts Journos for Reporting His ‘Duck Dynasty’ Tweet

One Direction's Liam Payne erupted on Twitter last night after his tweet supporting Duck Dynasty's 'family values' went viral.

Liam_payneTweeted Payne in response to the headlines:

Oh my god can someone literally not be a fan if a show without bring labeled WTf I bought dinner the other day it made a news story…What I gotta do to please you bastards I'm a 20 year old just living life as you did when u where twenty but in extraordinary circumstances…I can't do anything without being judged u try that and write about it…And I know I'm playing into your hands writing these tweets but I'm sick of stupid stories it's time you all grow up…And write about things that actually matter not what im gunna have for dinner tomorrow or who I'm a fan if real stories…

Look at this s–t I never said any if that write about something real for once there's plenty of issues In the world…I just watched a show and I liked it as most people do stop sitting in my twitter and do your research #lazyjournos…All those tweets are aimed at journalists and bloggers not fans…Sick of all this bull il be back again when the freedom of speech law is back and people don't believe to much into the bulls#!t they read…Can't wait for the call tomorrow where I get told of for cussing had to be said like I said before much worse has happened In the world…Pick ur balls up off the floor and get on with it instead of taking advantage of every word said and twisting it for your own gain.

Payne had tweeted Willie Robertson, the son of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson. Said Payne in the tweet: "huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan"

And of course, those values have been well publicized.


  1. Mike Ryan says

    Publicly supporting a well-known bigot and racist has its consequences no matter who you are. As a member of One Direction you have just dumped yourself and your band members into the gutter and lost millions of fans. You can be young but there’s no excuse for being stupid. I won’t buy another song from One Direction nor will I speak positively about One Direction. The party is over my friend and there is no one to blame but yourself.

  2. ToThePoint says

    You are a public citizen so don’t tweet. If you want privacy, GET OFF THE STAGE and stay out of public life. And just so you know, freedom of speech is related to LAW. It does not give you freedom from consequence. You are young and 20 and don’t seem to understand that aspect so YOU need to grow up and know that words will have consequences but just not necessarily LEGAL consequences. THAT is freedom of speech so do a little research before you start bashing the definition of this freedom.

  3. Bernie says

    I agree that Liam is young, but he knows that anything tweeted, written, spoken, etc from him is fair game as he is a public figure……..Is it fair or right? No, but this is all part of being a famous star…….

  4. Nick says

    Liam stop tweeting- how bout keeping your thoughts to yourself and the few genuine friends that you have. There is no need to tweet every time you fart- if you do-then expect blowback.
    The world would go on if every inane thought, deed and comment wasn’t documented on the insipid tool known as twitter.

  5. Dastius Krazitauc says

    Like Liam, I was around 20 when I first heard of the term “family values”, and even then I knew it was a political weapon to exclude gay people from the idea of “family”.

  6. ChrIslam says

    Isn’t part of growing up knowing that what you say have consequences even when u are free to say them? Liam, you support a bigot and racist who has family values. I’m sure plenty of Nazis and slaveowners had family values too. But I wouldn’t support them. But …meh….that’s just me.

  7. Maria says

    The rabid, intolerant, militant and immoral homosexual movement does not want others to have freedom of speech unless others agree with the homosexual agenda. Fortunately their true agenda is starting to show and many are now realizing that the lgbt agenda is being used to stifle freedom of speech and religion.

    They want everyone to approve of their immoral lifestyle even though they know what they are doing is wrong. They even want the approval of God but they will never get it as the Lord has already said that engaging in homosexuality is an abomination.

    Fortunately one day soon God will cleanse all the filthy sinfulness in this world. There will be no more water but fire next time. Repent!

  8. ChrIslam says

    Maria – Everyone is going to hell for wearing poly-cotton blends, the mixing of two fabrics is strictly forbidden. You are going to hell too so spare us your stone-casting holier than thou drivel. Repent now sinner!

    Also Liam is not being jailed for what he said nor is anyone saying he should be, therefore his freedom of speech is not being infringed on.

    You sound like an uneducated idiot on both secular and religious laws. I hope you are just a troll for your sake and those are not your real thoughts.

  9. Post American says

    “I’ll be back again when the freedom of speech law is back.” Uh freedom of speech pertains to Government infringing on a citizen’s speech, it doesn’t protect idiots from saying stupid things. Families come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors. This pendejo has every right to love Duck Dynasty, but to get so screechy and whiny for the backlash is pretty dumb.

  10. Chris says


    Have you even read what YOU just typed?

    “Fortunately their true agenda is starting to show”
    Ah yes, bigots no longer able to be bigots without consequences; How sad. If you had even a little bit a brain you would realize that the reason for this is because people are beginning to wake up to the hate you people spew, and support THE GAY COMMUNITY more and more.

    LMAO. Shouldn’t you be kneeling before that piece of wood that’s in the shape of a cross?

  11. Mary says

    We have to stop these celebrities making a homophobic comments then come back to apologize. That’s for me a strategic way to spread a homophobic comments without hurting themselves with the media.

  12. Gerry says

    @Mary, completely agree. This is also a tried and true Fox News tactic – during prime time they spread lies, and then if they do retract (which they seldom do) they do it at 3:00 a.m. while no one is watching. The damage has already been done. People have heard the lie, but not the retraction. Same with this stupid say something then apologize crap. Enough with the apologies.

  13. Rowan says

    I think some of you are seriously deluded if you think Liam’s anti-gay feelings is going to be the death of his band. Lol. You do realise how homophobic their insane female fans are? Plus their were quite a few gay guys also bullying Tyler on twitter yesterday.

    He has encountered many gays in the music business who work for the band-stylists etc-or through other means, so for him to say something like that shows how lowly he thinks of gays. And why shouldn’t he? Tyler Oakley a grown man has made his life fawning over this ridic untalented boy band.

    Call me Rick-boring-if you like but until gay men grow a pair of balls and stop fawning over mean diva’s or bratty boy bands, they will continue to be treated with contempt.

  14. Frank says

    being a generally hot-headed bastard, I hate to be moderate because it makes me a hypocrite. However, the term “family values” was introduced into non-fringe political discourse by George H W Bush’s operatives during his campaign for president. Before that time, it had been a modern equivalent of the Nazi phrase “white culture.” In the years since, many media halfwits have adopted the term as something with acceptable connotations in spite of its evil provenance.

    The twenty-something used the term without being aware of its connotations. He also praised someone other than the loathsome patriarch of the Robertson spawn. We might want to give said brit a break.

  15. litper says

    no, Rick can be easily detected (I speak this as a person who was acussed of being Rick too), you just sound like an ignorant fool. Even the homophobic UKIP which I mentioned above had to fire their council member who said gays are responsible for flood because of public outrage. Such homophobia won’t be taken lightly in UK.

  16. andrew says

    @MARIA: A##HOLE. Don’t you know that the creator of the BILLION GALAXY universe has revealed himself to us in the Koran, the Book of Mormon, the Hindu Scriptures, the writings of Lao Tsu, Confucius and Buddha, the works of L Ron Hubbard etc. LOL LOL LOL !!! Maria, cut the crap. This is the 21st century. Most intelligent people know that all those religious ramblings are pure nonsense. No heaven. No hell. Just here and now. Deal with it you a##hole!!!

  17. Paul B. says

    So glad he thinks publicly supporting a show on Tweeter in which the “family” in that show has proven to be racist, anti-gay, and promotes pedophilia and the reporting of that tweet is stupid. It just shows he has thrown his gay fans under the bus and as a twenty-something in the public eye, he should be mature enough to know everything he says or touches will be reported on. If he doesn’t want the pubic to know his anti-gay, racists opinions, then he should not make those pubic.

  18. Jeff says

    I want homophobes like Liam to say what he thinks I want him to have the freedom to say what he believes I want I want people to know who he is and what he really believes he’s a homophobe he needs to just own it it will probably infringe on how much money he earns, the level of stardom he achieves it will also ensure that he doesn’t get any of my money or people that believe my point of views either

  19. lukebrux says

    The non apology is even worse, Liam stop to dig! But I can buy that you didn’t know anything about Duck Dynasty and you just tweet that, because you are a 20 year old in the show business that doesn’t care about anything.

  20. Chuck Mielke says

    Let’s recognize, first, that the recent Duck Dynasty kerfuffle was a publicity stunt, pure and simple, a deliberately created event to publicize an outrageous comment to bring notoriety to a stupid tv show. It was A FAKE EVENT.

    That being the case, we can’t even be sure that Robert Peterson is, in any way, a bigot or an enemy. We only know he’s a media whore; all his other attributes are up in the air.

    So, with that established, we can put a sock in the “the friend of my enemy is my enemy” craziness. Liam Payne has his own problems trying to deal with youth and celebrity. How many gay folks are fans of Duck Dynasty, but can’t speak up about it because they know it’s unpopular among the loudly pro-gay faction? As people who advocate for acceptance and the power to live lives of our own choosing, we seem resistant to letting others do the same.

  21. bicuriousus says

    It is indeed terrible to think this kid unapologetically supports a racist, bigoted homophobe, and animal abuser. I’m just grateful it wasn’t Harry or Niall who said these things. That would have been an even bigger punch to the stomach.

  22. says

    Nobody asked Liam to publicly display his appreciation for the ‘family values’ of a fake family. He’s entirely foolish to compliment rich country club actors portraying a backwoods family as though they were actually real.

    He victimized himself and then got defensive when it was pointed out to him that using ‘family values’ is GOP code word for anti-gay.

    Someone tells you that you’re using coded homophobic language and you’re not homophobic you say ‘Sorry, I didn’t know’. What does Liam do … pulls a Palin/Jindal and uses the very next dog whistle trope ‘free speech’.

    He’s hetero. He’s young. He lives in the rarefied air of privilege and hasn’t a fu*king clue. Get yer shite together Liam. It can go away as fast as it arrived.

  23. chris says

    stupid kid saying stupid things. it’s going to cost him money and it’s going to cost him his job…the other gay boys in the band aren’t going to like this.

  24. says

    Here’s what those unchecked ‘family values’ lead to Liam. Take a few minutes to look at this picture.

    A ‘family values’ mob burned this man alive because he was gay. They turned away police and ambulances and allowed their children to watch as he was surrounded and burnt to death.

    This is what lending you voice in support of homophobes like Robertson leads to if no one fights it. The internet is full of links to atrocities LGBT face daily. From bullying to beatings to murder.

    You’ll never have to worry about things like this. We do. Our loved ones do. Constantly. So yeah. Look at this picture and understanding your part in this. That’s part of growing up.

  25. Tristram says

    His label must be wringing their hands – this is just proof that one direction are not smart or talented enough to be responsible for their own success – they are just another manufactured boy band of semi talented morons pure and simple who would do a lot better if they would act like it. You don’t see K pop boy bands carrying on like entitled little c*#%s.

  26. Tristram says

    His label must be wringing their hands – this is just proof that one direction are not smart or talented enough to be responsible for their own success – they are just another manufactured boy band of semi talented morons pure and simple who would do a lot better if they would act like it. You don’t see K pop boy bands carrying on like entitled little c*#%s.

  27. E Carpenter says

    Like @Brian said, there is no constitutional right to free speech in Britain. This kid doesn’t know much about his own country, and has no clue about the American context Duck Dynasty fits into. He’s right – no one should pay attention to his tweets.

  28. john says

    …speaking as a citizen of the uk – we do have freedom of speech. We really do. However we also know that speech can be used to hurt, threaten and torture people and that, rightly, is a crime :)

  29. reggie777 says

    So, let me get this straight. It is the journalists fault that his support for a bigot is reported? Of course his having said it didn’t have anything to do with it?

    Typical spoilt brat behavior.

    It would be fun to see the journalist all as a group simply choose to ignore the group. No publicity, no news coverage for a year or so.

  30. john says

    in regards to liam… He knew full well what he was writing. No one can be as stupid as he’s currently pretending to be.
    Oh and in the UK ‘family values’ is also used as a term to beat gays, single parent families, the unemployed, etc etc. Claiming otherwise is a lie.

  31. Brian1 says


    The UK has no constitutional right to free speech because it has no constitution. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any laws. Of course the UK has freedom of speech as a matter of common law, and those who say it doesn’t probably think the queen can still corder the execution of her subjects. You’re probably referring to the UK’s libel laws, which are stricter than in the US. So there are limits on speech freedom, but they exist in the US as well (e.g. yelling fire in a crowded theatre).

  32. Bee says

    I’m taking sides with Liam on this one and all of you threatening not to buy his group’s record anymore can shove your pink pounds and dollars in your purses. It surprises me how we gay men can get hyper defensive whilst we allow racist and sexist behaviours to exist in our communities, it’s always a matter of preference when you challenge the gays on their sexist or racist attitudes. So pls Liam feel free to express your right to free speech.

  33. ny2.0 says

    One Direction’s main target audience are female tweens and teenagers. That’s their base, everyone else that follows their music are extras. Teenager girls don’t give a rats a** about gay rights, this won’t affect the group much if any.

  34. MickyFlip says

    Never was a fan of these types of ‘boy band’ muzak. However, it appears he may have overplayed his hand in trying to ‘reach out’ to the ‘family value’ based conglomerate. Which was a huge error in judgement, PR wise. Granted, his intentions may have been originally harmless.

    But like I said…I never listen nor pay attention to these types of fraudulent acts. I am curious what the plan is to clean up this PR nightmare. A part of me does find it fascinating from a sociological aspect of trying to ‘clean the clutter’ of these types of messes.

    I’ll go back to listening to real music now.

  35. says

    Oh, dear, poor, sweet Liam. Please go back to school and learn proper spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. Once your tween fanbase gets tired of you and moves on to the next Flavor of the Week, you’ll need these skills to get a job that doesn’t rely on your looks or mediocre singing. Then again, there’s always gay porn to fall back on, and I’m sure you and Harry have had a lot of practice…

    Also, if you don’t want people to call you out for what post online, then either think before you post (it’ll be hard, but I know you can do it) or just don’t post it in the first place. You have millions of fans and paparazzi watching you 24/7, so you shouldn’t act surprised when something you put on your official Twitter channel gets talked about, dear boy.

  36. Troy says

    I have more than a twinge of instinct that says he was pro-tweeting the Duck Dynasty guys to throw the journos and his fans off the trail of what might be personal behavior that is the exact opposite of what they’d like to see him do. In other words, I bet he’s gay.

  37. jjose712 says

    ny2.0: You obviosly don’t know anything about One Direction, half of their fans think Harry and Louis are in love with each other, and ship that relationship because oh they are so cute together.

    Teen girl are not the same that a decade ago, maybe half of their base is the traditional girl who dream to marry her idol, but the rest don’t give a damm if they are straight or not, and a good bunch of them didn’t like Liam’s twitt.

    Of course they are five, and the other four can balance this. If the rest take Liam’s side, it would affect their sales and popularity for sure.
    Boybands lifespan is usually short, they need to expand catching older audiences and that’s when Liam’s twitt became a big big mistake

  38. Just_a_guy says

    Well, I stay away from 1D. But, dang, I just got Macklemore’s new album and it’s actually really badass–and isn’t just about gay rights either. I feel like I’m part if the same world Macklemore lives in.

    Meanwhile, 1D can just cater to the chick-fil-a crowd if they want, but they are NOT my peeps or anyone I respect. Freedom of speech y’all.

  39. Ryon says

    Who cares what Liam Payne thinks, honestly. I’m only a few years older than him and I really could give two squirts of piss about what this person thinks, feels and believes.

  40. Pitt90 says

    I usually rail about how stupid I think Twitter is…I’m beginning to suspect, however, that it’s actually a device created by geniuses to expose the stupidity that many celebrities seem to possess in spades. Perhaps I’m mistaken about it…

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