It looks like the wholesome image of the world’s most popular boy band on earth, One Direction or 1D has been forever tainted! A leaked video footage of two of its members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson was obtained by The Daily Mail wherein it showed them smoking marijuana in a car! And they’re not just smoking it, they were also cussing and joking about being caught by the police with an illegal substance.
According to The Daily Mail, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were smoking marijuana as they were on their way to a One Direction concert in Peru in April 2014 as part of the band’s “Where We Are” Stadium Tour. In the said video, which can be viewed at the end of this article, it shows Malik and Tomlinson sharing a joint.
Tomlinson’s voice can be heard in the background as Zayn is clearly seen lighting up the joint.
“So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!” said Tomlinson as he describes what Zayn is doing in the controversial video.
The SUV that they were in was taking them to the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru to perform for their adoring fans.
Tomlinson says in the video that “Mary J” is crucial for Malik’s warm up.
“One very very important factor of Zayn’s warm up of course if Mary J herself. In fact I will present it to him now for some fantastic singing,” said Tomlinson in the video.
Louis also says later in the video that he wants to light up a joint too.
Malik and Tomlinson’s video of smoking marijuana in a car has outraged One Direction fans all over the world, with some of them even burning their concert tickets for the band’s shows. Surely, parents of their fans are shocked and alarmed as well. The other One Direction members Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne were not in the car with them.
However, Metro reported that Styles is angry with Malik and Tomlinson for jeopardizing the band’s future. It is said that Styles doesn’t approve of their smoking marijuana and even uses a separate private plane to avoid being with the other guys while they engage in it.
Not only is this news shocking and embarrassing for the boy band, Simon Cowell and his record label Syco Records, but it can be quite damaging to their careers as well because they might lose a lot of fans in the process. Less fans mean less sales of tickets to concerts and their albums. Plus, they might even get barred in the U.S., just like Nigella Lawson, who admitted to using drugs before.
Now that One Direction’s Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were seen smoking marijuana in a car, what will happen to the boy band? How will they get past this controversy? Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more updates about One Direction and other entertainment news.
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