Liam Payne slammed by fans for labelling Zayn Malik ‘jerk’ and claiming he outsells his bandmates

Liam Payne has been slammed after an interview about his former One Direction bandmate.

The 28-year-old singer, who appeared on the Impalsive podcast with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul on Wednesday, made some comments but was not well-received among fans.

He and the host discussed the headline online feud between former bandmate Zayn Malik and Logan’s brother Jake Paul in 2020, which culminated in Zayn’s then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid slamming Jake for being “irrelevant” and defending her boyfriend as a ” a revered king”.

Getting in trouble: Liam Payne slammed after interview about his former One Direction bandmate

Getting in trouble: Liam Payne slammed after interview about his former One Direction bandmate

Liam gave his take on the drama, saying: “She tweeted something about making herself a respectable person or something. Not a good age for that.

The comment was interpreted by fans as a reference to allegations made last year by Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, that Zayn pushed her into a dresser and called her a “damn Dutch slut.”

Liam went on to talk about Zayn, saying “I don’t like Zayn for a lot of reasons,” but because of what Zayn called a tough upbringing, he’d be “always on his side.”

oh oh! The 28-year-old singer, who appeared on the Impalsive podcast with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul on Wednesday, made many comments but was not well-received among fans (pictured with One Direction in 2012)

oh oh! The 28-year-old singer, who appeared on the Impalsive podcast with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul on Wednesday, made many comments but was not well-received among fans (pictured with One Direction in 2012)

He said: “There are many reasons why I don’t like Zayn, and there are many reasons why I will always, always be by his side.

“If I had to go through what he went through, go through his upbringing and whatever. You know your parents are so supportive?

“My parents were so supportive that it was annoying sometimes, and they didn’t even mind me saying it. Zayn had a different upbringing in that sense.

He continued: “You can always look at where the guy is and say, ‘Oh, yeah, whatever that guy’s advert is about.'” Correct? But at the end of the day, once you understand what he went through to get to this point, and whether he even wants to be there…

Restoring everything: He and the host discuss former bandmate Zayn Malik's headline online feud with Logan's brother Jake Paul in 2020, which ended with Zayn's then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid (pictured) slamming Jake for being

Restoring everything: He and the host discuss former bandmate Zayn Malik’s headline online feud with Logan’s brother Jake Paul in 2020, which ended with Zayn’s then-girlfriend Gigi Hadid (pictured) slamming Jake for being “irrelevant” and for her Boyfriend defends as ‘respected king’

Allegation: The comment was interpreted by fans as a reference to allegations made last year by Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid (pictured), that Zayn pushed her into a dresser and called her a

Allegation: The comment was interpreted by fans as a reference to allegations made last year by Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid (pictured), that Zayn pushed her into a dresser and called her a “damn Dutch slut”

“I’m more misunderstood by myself than anyone, like I don’t know what I’m doing or why I’m here. Like, I can’t sit here because anything has to do with him.

Fans dismissed Liam’s words and defended Zayn on social media, leading to Liam’s name trending on Twitter.

They called Liam out after reports he had betrayed ex-fiancé Maya Henry for reinforcing negative stereotypes and telling him to review his relationship.

Both sides: Liam goes on to talk about Zayn, saying 'I don't like Zayn for a lot of reasons' but will be 'always on his side' due to what Zayn calls tough upbringing

Both sides: Liam goes on to talk about Zayn, saying ‘I don’t like Zayn for a lot of reasons’ but will be ‘always on his side’ due to what Zayn calls tough upbringing

One wrote: “Liam Payne draws zayn because this badly brought up violent man only reinforces stereotypes and again slams poc and calls us ‘violent’. No wonder you racist* *Not speaking when receiving Islamophobic comments. I’m sure you are one of them.

Another responded: “As a white man, Liam Payne shouldn’t be talking about the parenting of POC man Zayn Malik. As a woman of color, it disgusts me to hear him talk about brown parenting Do you want to be another absent father and stop cheating on your fiancé.”

A third argued: “It’s not right to bring up the fact that other people’s parents are not as supportive as us. The only way Liam Payne is talked about is when he talks about other 1D members. Live a truly embarrassing life ‘.

Upset: Fans shrugged off Liam's words and defended Zane on social media, leading to Liam's name trending on Twitter

Upset: Fans shrugged off Liam’s words and defended Zane on social media, leading to Liam’s name trending on Twitter

Liam has also been criticized for claiming to outsell his One Direction bandmates with his debut solo single, Strip That Down.

He said: “We did the first song, a billion streams. I think it sold more than everyone in the band – and I was the last to leave.

However, many fans point out that the track currently has only 800,000 streams, and consider Zayn’s Pillowtalk and Harry Styles’ marks of the era to be more successful.

Blasted: Liam has also been criticised for claiming to outsell his One Direction bandmates with his debut solo single, Strip That Down

Blasted: Liam has also been criticised for claiming to outsell his One Direction bandmates with his debut solo single, Strip That Down

“I’m the most successful guy in the band,” in a tweet that said Liam payne was serious, while saying it literally showed he was a joke.

Second chime: ”I sell better than all the boys’ – Liam Payne on Logan Paul’s podcast as Harry Styles 15 gigs at msg, 2 nights at Wembley Stadium, two The weekend headliner Coachella was sold out, and he broke chart records with class and respect for his former bandmates.

Another claimed: “I’ve never seen a bigger failure than Liam Payne in my life. You went from the biggest group on the planet to a former member of your group sitting on the Logan Paul Podcast.

“I don’t think I’ll see the day when Liam Payne becomes the most questionable member of a direction, my 12-year-old self would never believe it, haha,” the fourth agreed.

Controversy: Many fans point out that the track currently only has 800,000 streams and consider Zayn's Pillowtalk and Harry Styles' era markers to be more successful

Controversy: Many fans point out that the track currently only has 800,000 streams and consider Zayn’s Pillowtalk and Harry Styles’ era markers to be more successful