One Direction criticise ‘sad’ Noel Gallagher as they respond to recent insults

Gallagher called One Direction "cocksuckers" and suggested they don't deserve fame

One Direction‘s Liam Payne has hit out at Noel Gallagher and labelled him “sad” after the former Oasis member insulted him and his bandmates earlier in the year.

Gallagher claimed in a recent interview that fame is “wasted” on the current crop of pop stars and picked out One Direction in particular. “Does anybody give a fuck about what any of these current pop stars are up to?” he asked. “Who gives a shit what fucking One Direction do? Cocksuckers, all of them in rehab by the time they’re 30.”

Speaking to BBC Radio 1 about Gallagher’s comments, Payne accused him of being two-faced after finding him to be friendly in real life.

“The funny thing was, I met him the day the story came out,” Payne said. “I didn’t know it was coming out, and he came up and said, ‘All right, mate? How are you doing?’ I was like, ‘Fine thanks, mate. Nice to meet you’. The next day I read the story and thought, ‘How sad is that?’ He completely dissed us. Nice to diss your fans, isn’t it?”

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Payne still considers himself an Oasis fan and said that it was their music which made him want to sing. “It’s sad because they genuinely led me to a path of singing. That’s something they should be genuinely proud of,” he added.

“They don’t think before they speak. You never know who was a fan of your music. Especially when you were as big as they were. Do it with grace. Good old Noel, bless him.

Gallagher previously called Zayn Malik a “fucking idiot” for parting ways with the pop band.

One Direction are about to take a break from music. They played their last gig as a four piece during the X Factor final on Sunday night (December 13).