Louis Tomlinson is standing his ground.
Over the weekend, The Independent published an article featuring a photo of Louis Tomlinson wearing a t-shirt with Apple’s original rainbow-coloured logo on it, titled “Louis Tomlinson supports gay Apple CEO Tim Cook – days after Harry Styles’ comments on gender and sexuality.”
Although the article didn’t directly comment on Louis Tomlinson’s sexuality, it did link to Harry Styles’ comment last week that ‘gender isn’t important’ when looking for a potential partner.
Due to highlighting this, it appeared to make Louis believe that the story accused him of being gay, and he was furious.
So, he took to Twitter in true Louis style to slate the Independent journalist who wrote the article, Jenn Selby, tweeting: “@JennSelby The fact that you work for such a ‘credible’ paper and you would talk such rubbish is laughable. I am in fact straight.”
He added: “@JennSelby Google ‘original apple logo’ and you will see the one printed on my shirt that you reported on. Trying to look for a promotion ?”
Not satisfied with his rant, he continued:
The journalist has since responded to Louis Tomlinson’s tweets, saying “I’m sorry you found our article in any way insulting…
“At no point did we insinuate anything about your sexuality or mention your relationship, and nor would we…”
She added: “We were merely speculating as to whether you’d shown your support to a brave man facing some persecution for his decision to come out in public recently.”
And just to clear thinks up properly she continued: “I’d like to remind my readers that being called ‘gay’ should never be insulting & that standing up for #LGBT rights is an admirable thing to do…”
To all of the Directioners who stuck up for Louis and sent hate to Jenn, she said: “I’d also like to remind Directioners that calling a woman a ‘bitch’ is never OK – and neither are death threats…”
Although, there were some supportive Directioners, to which she said: “And to thank those Rainbow Directioners who have tweeted it for their support. It is much appreciated.”
What’s your opinion on the situation?