I am in no way shape or form homophobic that's a ridicules thing to say and I'm not here to offend people so take it as you will— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 19, 2015
In a brief Twitter rant, Payne addressed the media taking his every word seriously. He clarifies that he is "in no way shape or form homophobic" nor is he "here to offend people so take it as you will."
lol think some people take things to literal these days not gunna comment on it anymore you guys know what I meant it was meant in general— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 19, 2015
Lol this is so insane the more I read I'm like wtf have u ever said something in the wrong way I'm sure every person here has lol— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 19, 2015
I'm sorry to those I offended really I am but there's no need for some of the things I'm being called— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 19, 2015
Mid-rant, Payne confessed that he was upset that people are concentrating on a "a throw away statement about a song that [he loves]." According to @JustJared he told a recent crowd at a sold out One Direction show: "“This is my favorite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life, which none of you can relate to, ’cause most of you are girls. Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about."
Paraphrased from @LiamPayne, 1, 2, 3. @JustJared.
What did y'all do now?