‘One Direction’ alum Liam Payne reacted to Daily Mail‘s essay titled ”It’s not unusual for me to be in and out of his life’: Liam Payne says he and Cheryl agreed he should take some ‘time away’ from son Bear during the first lockdown.’ Payne took to his verified Instagram, posted a screenshot of the news, criticized the news medium because of its false story.
The singer, who recently dropped his Christmas song titled ‘Naughty List‘ featuring Dixie Damelio, stated he does not usually correct the news, however, this is totally out of context. Then he clarified why he could see his son, Bear, by saying:
“I couldn’t see my son because of the worldwide pandemic that is happening not because I had anything wrong with me like this headline hints at.”
The 27-year-old singer then expressed that the interview which was used in the news had been done during the nationwide lockdown, and in the interview, he just discussed not being able to see his son, whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl Ann Tweedy.
According to Daily Mail, the singer, who welcomed his first son Bear Grey Payne in March 2017, said he and Cheryl decided that he should have been away from their son for a little bit. Even he stated that there was no difference for him to be in and out of their baby’s life.
This was the part that made Payne pissed off about the news. In his caption, he wrote that not seeing his child is difficult for him as a parent, and asked news mediums for doing the research before publishing the reports. He also accused Daily Mail of click-baiting:
“I wish sometimes these people would do the research and give context instead of painting people a certain way for click bait.”
See below to view Payne’s mentioned Instagram post.
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Usually I let these things slide but this is completely out of context … I couldn’t see my son because of the worldwide pandemic that is happening not because I had anything wrong with me like this headline hints at. This interview was done during the first nationwide lockdown at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and I was discussing not being able to see my child which is a difficult time for any parent I wish sometimes these people would do the research and give context instead of painting people a certain way for click bait