Fans and parents are FURIOUS that Louis Tomlinson, 22, and Zayn Malik, 21, were smoking a joint and laughing and joking about illegal drugs as they were driven to the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru. They also talked about ‘chicken’ a slang word for a kilo of cocaine.
One of the band’s team interrupts Louis and Zayn to say: ‘I’ve got an update. We got chicken in Chile’. Zayn and Louis then laugh and add: ‘We got Chile chicken’. A spokesman for One Direction said Zayn and Louis were ‘definitely not’ referring to cocaine in the video.
The film has been criticised by Netmums: ‘Popstars doing drugs is nothing new, but when you market your music to preteen children, you take on real responsibility as a role model. Parents need to know their infant and junior age child’s idol won’t be caught out doing anything illegal or immoral.
While some people will argue this video was shot in private and so should be ignored, it exposes how naive Zayn and his management have been as there are always people willing to make money off the back of someone else’s success.
‘Perhaps he needs to do some work with a charity specialising in helping children overcome the harrowing effects of drug use in their family.’ Some fans have said they felt ‘let down’ and ‘disappointed.’
Do YOU support Zayn and Louis pot smoking? Miley is probably already in touch..