One Direction to Jake Bugg: ‘Do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie?’

One Direction's Niall Horan takes issue with Bugg calling the band "terrible"

One Direction have taken issue with Jake Bugg calling them “terrible” in a recent interview.

When asked by Shortlist how he felt about people suggesting that One Direction are rock stars, he replied: “Who the fuck is saying that?” When told Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger have spoken about the group in recent interviews, he responded: “Oh, I’m pretty sure they have a good laugh… But it’s easy to, isn’t it? When you don’t have to write any songs. People [call them the new Beatles] because they broke America, but that don’t mean a thing. I mean, [One Direction] must know that they’re terrible. They must know… Calling them the new rock stars is a ridiculous statement. And people should stop making it.”

Now One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has hit back on Twitter, wtiting “Hi @JakeBugg do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie?” his bandmate Niall Horan added: “Really buggs me that artists we’re fans of, flip on us in the press!”

One Direction aren’t the only band Jake Bugg’s been having a pop at recently. Earlier this month he said that he felt music was losing touch with its working class roots, saying that Mumford & Sons looked like “posh farmers with banjos” before adding “but I don’t have anything against anyone’s background”.