Jenn Selby, a reporter for the UK newspaper The Independent, has responded to One Direction's Louis Tomlinson after he lashed out at her over a recent story that was misinterpreted as implying he's gay.
Earlier this week, Tomlinson was spotted wearing a t-shirt bearing Apple's "rainbow logo" and Selby wrote:
Days after Harry Styles’ comment about gender and sexuality became a viral talking point, his bandmate Louis Tomlinson seemingly showed his support for the recently out Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Tomlinson proceeded to fire off a series of angry tweets disputing the story and clarifying that he's "in fact straight."
Here's Selby's response, in part:
Hi @Louis_Tomlinson thank you for your tweet. I'm sorry you found our article in any way insulting...— Jenn Selby (@JennSelby) November 11, 2014
... @Louis_Tomlinson At no point did we insinuate anything about your sexuality or mention your relationship, and nor would we...— Jenn Selby (@JennSelby) November 11, 2014
... @Louis_Tomlinson We were merely speculating as to whether you'd shown your support to a brave man facing some persecution...— Jenn Selby (@JennSelby) November 11, 2014
... @Louis_Tomlinson For his decision to come out in public recently. I'd like to remind my readers...— Jenn Selby (@JennSelby) November 11, 2014
Head over to Selby's Twitter page to read the full response.
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