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One Direction's Liam Payne Tweets Support For Anti-Gay Duck Dynasty's "Family Values"

Updated 4 p.m. est

Liam Payne is really attempting to walk back his original comment in support of the "family values" of the Duck Dynasty clan on Twitter. 

Liam defended himself by tweeting this torrent of "clarifications" [sic]:

"Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say."

"again i just like the show and i love when families stick together, i havent said i agree with all that theyve ever said."

"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."

"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."

Feel better? Ready to put Liam's poster back up in your locker?

(Original story)

One Direction's publicity team is once again scrambling to put out homophobic fires sparked by the band members. This time around it's Liam Payne who's spurred an uproar among the LGBT community and our straight allies after tweeting support for the "family values" of Duck Dynasty over the weekend. 

Liam wrote on Saturday [sic]:

"@williebosshog huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan"

The "family values" espoused by the Duck Dynasty clan, as everyone in the world with an Internet connection or TV signal knows, include extreme anti-gay animus, which Liam is a huge fan of, apparently. 

In case you need a refresher, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson put these "family values" on the table in a GQ interview late last year:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus," Robertson said. "That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine," he continued. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

The boy bander was deluged by a torrent of outrage over his showing of support for bigotry on Twitter, so he followed up his initial statement with this gem [sic]:

"And write about things that actually matter not what im gunna have for dinner tomorrow or who I'm a fan if real stories."

First of all, Liam, if you didn't want your cheering on of homophobia written or talked about, maybe don't put it on Twitter? 

It'll be interesting watching the band pivot this major gaffe this week. Do you think it's recoverable, Instincters?

 

Comments

Way toooo many no-talent people are being listened to, praised and uplifted.

----- Such a travesty!! -----

Please, let's start raising up the true talents and the truly wise people of or world. ..No more surface shallow vanity shoved in our faces. PLEASE.  .....Siiigh....

I'm looking around to see if I can find a fuck to give.

He's either trying to create headlines or that he truly supported Phil's version of family values (despite his logical explanation, he should've known better before tweeting support to Phil in this sensitive timing). I don't know, he's cute and doesn't look like a homophobe for me. But who knows? What a disgrace tho. 

I'm not sure which is more disgusting to me in reading these comments... ignorance, demeaning ​intolerance, or bad grammar. It has become vogue to spout one's opinion and denigrate others' opinions with our own circumspect rules of play. Shame on us. Let's try to live and let live. Ease up on the criticism which only serves to polarize us and let's try to embrace some semblance of charity and celebrate our freedom to actually SAY what is on our hearts. I truly wish Liam and Robertson well in their careers. We all have flaws which are not so evident to others and it's still a hard-knock life in case the arm-chair philosophers haven't learned. Let's look more carefully at how many viewers and fans these two talents have enriched lives with their programs. Sure we're all in this life looking to make a buck or two but I think the ratings show how effective they are at entertaining. We still have the power to not buy their product or not watch their shows without having to sling mud to make our counter opinion/voice heard. Thank you and God bless. 

I have read most of these comments, and most of them are opinions of  every one that replied to this post, so as I see it  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion just  like Liam Payne. I agree with  his right to say what he says but I really don't have to like it. Just like  Mr roberson when he said what he said , I  may not like it  but I agree with his right to say it, that is my opinion  just like all you  people are doing  voicing  your OPINION

....and not a fuck was given.

Lol

I have full respect for him and I thank him because I'm a 24 yr old gay male

He's just another insecure little dick. Next!

Come on now guys. He is part of a boy band... in another year you will all be saying Liam who? BSB, 'N Sync, NKOTB.. history repeats itself so who really cares what some twenty year old soon-to-be has-been is saying. There are other artists who have stood the test of time but boy bands aren't one of them, so good for him for starting his own downfall, glad to see it :)

I have no clue who the frigg Liam Paine is but I am betting he is never going to become a favorite of mine, ever. The careless attitude speaks volumes. At 20 years old, he would know better, and there really is no excuse. He will make his own bed and he will lie in it. Boomerang effect.

This was a pretty dumb thing for him to do, but he's supposed to be dumb at his age, I guess.  He is entitled to his opinion, but this is obviously a hot button issue for a lot of people & it seems a bit spiteful.  I don't care what this kid thinks, or says about me, but I imagine he has a large number of gay fans, especially young gay fans, who may be struggling with there sexuality & this kids comment could really do a lot of damage.  I'm also guessing that at least 1 of the boys in this band is gay.  I wonder if that's really at the route of this tweet??  (Conspiracy theory).  Bottom line.  When these 1 Direction kids "tweet" there are a lot of kids that listen & if it's OK for Liam to dis the gays, then maybe it's OK for them.  It's like license to bully LGBT kids.

I concur...

"their" not "there" ffs
 

Mortified!  I hate it when that happens. 'Scuse me. 

Just because you have the legal right to say it doesn't make it morally right. FYI

WELL WRITTEN ANTONIO!!

THIS INSIGNIFICANT NOBODY LOOKING FOR 15 MINUTES OF FAME OUTSIDE THE STRUCTURE OF THE BAND WILL BECOME OBSOLETE ALONG  WITH HIS COMMENTS AND THE BAND!

He's off handedly agreeing with duck dynasty by saying he supports their "family values". It's key phrases like these that are used to represent a positive slant on subconscious homophobia. It's like they're saying, "I'm not homophobic, I just support family values." why in the hell would he chime in to support the fact that that his family stuck by him? How is that relevant to tweet about? The person who wrote that sentence knew exactly what he was saying and the weapon the phrase family values has become against the LGBT community. Wake up. Read between the lines.

He has a right to his opinion, no matter how stupid it is, just as we have the right to not support his homophobic ass. Hopefully this will end his boy band career.

Liam has the right to his feelings and this is where he is at in his journey of Life... perhaps he still has a long way to go... but if we are asking for acceptance, then we must also accept. He is a young guy and we all make mistakes, hopefully we can forgive his ignorance. There has been a huge shift in perspective as of late for the LGBTQ2S community... but not everybody is going to like what you do ... no matter what you do or who you are. Lets move on... with Love and compassion.

Little Liam has a right to make a total ass of himself if he wants to, just like everyone else, like you and I. Fer Pete's sake neither Little Douche Liam or Rasputin, er, Quack Dynasty (un)star Robertson are going to destroy us! And let's face it, not everybody accepts us no matter how Modern Family-like or Will And Grace-safe we become. We had our say on the matter now let's move on go real issues, like is Lady Gaga the real thing or what, or is Rihanna the new Madonna? Or is it Miley Cyrus?!?

We all have freedom of speech and even thought I do not agree with what he said, at the same time he is allowed under the united states constitution his own right to express himself.  I am prod to be gay and to love my husband and I respect his opinion just like I respect my lifestyle enough not to let it bother me so much.

It's amazing how quick one is to judge someone on a 140 limit post from twitter. For one, no where does he actually agree with what he said about the gay part of the statements. Two, I also supported Phil Robertson not on what he said but that he has the right to voice what he believes whether or not I agree with it. Just like I have a right to sit here and say I disagree with it. 

I think Liam was more focusing on how Phil and his family stood by each other instead of being cut throat like other stars could have been in the situation. Liam and the other Directioners do not come off as homophobic and I doubt they are. Whether you think they are talented or not let's not get out the pitch forks and torches over this. 

yea seems if people went to his twitter and read the rest of his tweets they would know that he DOES SUPPORT the LGBT community

Like your way of thinking! :)  Some people just tend to take this a little too personal.

Yeah, why do we have to care about some homophobic moron? 

omg--- not everybody is ok with the homosexual lifestyle...and it's ok, to each their own....why does our community have to be liked by everybody, that is just NEVER going to happen!

The gay-can't-wait-to-be-offended mafia strikes again. To be good at one's job, in this case a pop singer, does one have to support gay values? That's a rhetorical question by the way.

Why should we even care about what some illiterate, pseudo-singer, celebrity thinks about homosexuality, family values, or anything for that matter?

The comments or opinions of these people are surely irrelevant. Real talent died a long time ago and it has only surfaced with a few singers lately (i.e Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, etc.)

Let them him enjoy his one-hit wonder career and fade away like many others. Next!

really??  real talent...Lady Gaga???

Yes real talent because she is a classically trained singer and an amazingly talented artists. Have you even listened to artpop?

Wow, you are a funny guy, yes, I actually do have all of her music, and I do enjoy it, but to call it "real talent" ehh, not sure if I completely agree with that, but guess what, that's ok, and I am not a gay that will throw a fit because people disagree with me! :)  Have a great day!

She's one of the most talented person on earth from what I see. Just an opinion.

I will say that I may have lost a bit of respect for Liam Payne.  I've always found him quite attractive, but after this comment, not sure.

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