Liam Payne on joint video: "We have a lot of growing up to do"
One Direction's leaked video of Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson has caused a stir, and while those involved have yet to comment on it, fellow bandmate Liam Payne has apologized on their behalf.
One Direction members Zayn Malik, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 22, shocked fans from around the world when a leaked video emerged of the pair that shows them laughing and joking while smoking what appears to be a joint while in Peru.
Malik and Tomlinson have yet to address the scandal, but their bandmate Liam Payne has decided to apologize on their behalf.
Payne took to Twitter on Saturday to share his views about the situation, saying, "I love my boys and maybe things have gone a little sideways I apologise for that.We are only in our 20's we all do stupid things at this age."
"We all have a lot of growing up to do in an extreme circumstance I'm not making excuse but it's fact we are gunna fall short somewhere (sic)," the 20-year-old star continued. "Hopefully we stand the test of time an get it right in the end I don't take this for granted and I'm extremely grateful to be here doing this."
Payne then went on to thank 1D fans for their loyalty. "Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us through this just know that we love you guys for it and it means the world," he said.
There's no doubt this incident will cause some tension between band members because it's possible that Malik and Tomlinson could be banned by U.S. immigration authorities in the future. And reports have already surfaced that fellow bandmate Harry Styles is very angry about the situation.
According to The Sun, a source revealed, "Harry is annoyed about the whole debacle. This should be one of the biggest weeks of the band's career with the launch of their UK stadium tour. Instead it has been taken over by this controversy. Harry thinks it was a stupid and reckless thing for Louis to allow to be filmed in the first place."