One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (seen above in the 'Story of My Life' video) lashed out at a reporter at the UK Independent this week after she suggested that his t-shirt bearing a classic Apple rainbow logo was because he supported CEO Tim Cook's recent statement coming out of the closet.
Wrote reporter Jenn Selby in the article:
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.
While Selby never says that Tomlinson is gay, her attempt to draw connections between Styles, Cook, and Tomlinson caused the One Direction singer to draw a few conclusions of his own:
@JennSelby The fact that you work for such a 'credible' paper and you would talk such rubbish is laughable. I am in fact straight.— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) November 10, 2014
@JennSelby Google 'original apple logo' and you will see the one printed on my shirt that you reported on. Trying to look for a promotion ?— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) November 10, 2014
F--king ridiculous I even have to tweet that sh-t !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) November 10, 2014
Tomlinson's response is similar to one he offered to a fan two years ago when the fan brought up a nickname ("Larry Stylinson") that fans had created suggesting he was in a relationship with bandmate Styles.