Payne thinks he can say anything and if people react, there are better things to do than take him seriously.
It's officially the weekend of unfortunate comments by stars!
Liam Payne of One Direction tweeted warm words of support to the Robertsons regarding their "family values," then threw a Twitter fit when fans and bloggers called him out on it.
He feels people are twisting his words, and just because he likes a show, that doesn't mean he agrees with everything said on it.
I appreciate that boy-banders are not hired for their brains, but surely this young man is smart enough to realize the difference between saying he loves a show and directly sending public support to one of its stars, and surely he gets that saying he appreciates "the family values you still all behold" is synonymous with endorsing the family's stance on gay marriage. I mean, that is what they're (in)famous for at the moment.
Also, the insane argument used by so many people in these cases—that there are worse things in the world going on that we should focus on—never fails to infuriate me. What are we supposed to do, have a tribunal that decided which issues are worth being interested in and which should be meaningless? Because I'm pretty sure he is happy when his meaningless (well, there's world hunger to think about) albums come out and people pause to buy and enjoy them.