One Direction's young fans and their parents may be a little shocked by the latest video footage that emerged on Tuesday, which shows members of the widely popular boy band lighting up and smoking a joint.
It appears the boy band that was believed to be living a pretty squeaky clean lifestyle is actually not so clean after all. The video, which was obtained by the Daily Mail, shows 1D members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking a joint and joking about drug use while on their Where We Are tour in Lima, Peru.
The stars are seen on a 15-minute video as they light up on their way to a show at the Estadio Nacional, where the pop stars performed on April 27. Tomlinson begins filming, and a member of the band's crew can be heard asking, "Are we allowed to talk contraband in this?"
Tomlinson replies, "Yes, that's what it is about." After the 22-year-old star lights up his joint he declares, "So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!"
"What do you think Zayn, about that type of content?" Tomlinson asks his bandmate Malik, who is sitting beside him as the pair travel in an SUV to the stadium.
"Very controversial," Malik responds.
Later in the video, the pair spot a policeman on a motorbike who is escorting them and Tomlinson says, "One nil b****! Look at this b****! He's having a look. He's thinking. I'm sure I can smell an illegal substance in there. And he's hit the nail on the head."
Malik then speaks about Kid Rock's fan photo book, which he thinks is awesome and compares it to 1D's own book, saying it was "so girly and not cool."
"It's about twice the size, hardback, black, simple writing, the whole thing just filled with sick pictures … No bulls*** like 'My favorite color's blue.' 'My favorite color's red.'… Sick s*** instead of boring cr**," he says.
"Yeah, the same bulls*** that I'm sure the fans are bored of reading," Tomlinson replies.
Although marijuana is not legal in Peru, the law does allow it if it's for personal use and immediate consumption if the quantities do not exceed 8 grams.
The video is likely to do some damage to Simon Cowell and the band's American success, though. The use of marijuana is frowned upon in the U.S., and Malik and Tomlinson may be banned from entering the country when they are scheduled to return in August — it certainly wouldn't be the first time it happened as celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was previously turned away.
According to Billboard, a rep for One Direction said the band's official comment is, "This matter is in the hands of our lawyers."
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