One Direction: Drugs Abuse Would Have Been One Reason To Admire The Sun’s Zayn Malik
ONE Direction singer and sort-of dancer Zayn Malik has “blasted drug abuse claims made about him by a presenter on live US TV.”
The Sun’s story goes:
After the singer, 21, missed a trip to America, Today Show host Matt Lauer asked his four bandmates: “There have been rumours of substance abuse, what’s going on?”
Zayn last night told The Sun: “I’m really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America.”
Zayn was so angry he called the Sun. That’s the paper that reported back in May:
ONE Direction’s Zayn Malik was at the centre of a drug-taking storm last night after he was filmed allegedly smoking a cannabis joint.
After a load of fans had burnt 1D souvenirs and declared Zayns a bad ‘role model’ in the Sun, the paper published a transcript of what he and bandmate Louis Tomlinson had discussed.
Dan Wootton, who brings us today’s Zayn shocker, late told readers:
ONE Direction’s Harry Styles is furious Louis with Tomlinson and Zayn Malik have risked the band’s future with a cannabis-smoking video.
What utter balls. Even if he was smoking weed, it never did the careers of this lot any harm.
‘Angry’ Zayn tells Sun readers:
“As soon as I’m feeling better I’m going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album. I was gutted to have to miss album release day. But I’m going to be back as soon as I can.”
Hell hath no fury like a slighted 1D-er!
Lauer raised unsubstantiated online rumours about drug use in front of millions of viewers, during a massive televised gig by his band in front of 15,000 fans in Florida.
Rumours? This is what the Sun wrote:
Harry believes they were stupid and reckless after a leaked film shows Zayn puffing on a spliff in a tour van and Louis appearing to do the same.
The Sun has clearly stated that Zayn was smoking a “spliff” and featured in a “cannabis smoking video”.
The same Sun now says there are rumours that Zayn has taken drugs. Not in the Sun there haven’t been – in the Sun the allegation is presented as fact. Until today, when those apparent facts are reduced to allegations:
In May the band called in lawyers after a video emerged of him allegedly smoking cannabis in the back of a tour van in Peru…
But last night a source revealed: “Zayn usually accepts that rumours are part of his job. But he’s completely raging about Lauer’s comments. He’s utterly shocked. Sure he might have smoked a bit of dope in the past, but substance abuse is a completely different thing. It’s also disgusting that the other boys would be put on the spot like that based on rumours on social media.”
Lest you slack-jawed readers think that smoking weed is substance abuse, Wootton is here to enlighted you. Sure, the NHS says smoking dope and drinking booze can constitute substance abuse – and the Sun agrees – , but the Sun’s Wootton knows better:
ZAYN is devastated and furious that such damaging suggestions have been made so publicly by a respected TV host. He may have been caught on film smoking some weed this year. But “substance abuse” is a quite different suggestion.
Weed is not a subsatnce, says the Sun.
I was with One Direction on Friday night when they guest edited my Bizarre column, then on Saturday morning as they recorded the Band Aid single. Their schedule is manic as they promote their album Four. It was inevitable one would get sick or exhausted. I’ve no doubt that is what’s happened.
Cancel the drugs tests…