Simon Cowell breaks silence on the One Direction drugs claim, defending the band and commending their fan loyalty.
After the video was leaked of Zayn and Louis of 1D smoking what appears to be a joint, the nation have been split in opinion with many feeling that their innocent boy band image has been somewhat tarnished.
While Zayn smokes, Louis acts as the narrator: “So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!”
Where many have been very vocal in their thoughts of the clip the two singers are yet to comment.
Their band mate Liam Payne however took to Twitter to air his opinion on the matter.
“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,” he added.
“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.”
The band’s spokesperson has simply stated: 'The matter is now in the hands of our lawyers'
Although offered with many different viewpoints and commentary on the clip we really only cared about what Simon Cowell has to say. With Simon giving One Direction their career, many suspected he would be very disappointed.
In an interview on Digital spy, a British entertainment and news website, Cowell said, “their work ethics and dedication to fans have not wavered” following the controversial video.
“What I can say is that they’re the hardest-working boys I’ve ever worked with. They still haven’t changed.”
He added “They’re really respectful of their fans [and] they’re a great British export… they’ve been a joy to work with. I’ve worked with a lot of artists in the past who do lose the plot, who do lose respect for their fans, they’ve never done that.”
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