Liam Payne blasts One Direction fans for criticising his girlfriend

22 August 2013 / 3 years 2 months ago
Liam Payne blasted fans who have criticised his new girlfriend.
The One Direction star confirmed he is dating Sophia Smith - whom he has known since they went to school in Wolverhampton, in England's Midlands area, together - on Monday (19.08.13), which has since resulted in her getting a great deal of unwanted attention on social networking sites, and the extent of the abuse has riled the boy band star.
Liam - who confessed all about his new romance to Yahoo! omg! -posted on Twitter earlier today (21.08.13): "Always sad to get on here to read horrible stuff about someone you care about... There is that old saying though if you ain't got s**t nice to say then f**k you. (sic)"
Jealous One Direction fans had earlier been speculating about Sophia, calling her fake and accusing her of only wanting to be with him for his fame.
Twitter use PrincessaMalik wrote: "Isn't @TheSophSmith the one who rejected @Real_Liam_Payne 22 times? Now she's back cause she can take all his money. It's obvious. Wow (sic)"
User HazzFeet wrote: "@TheSophSmith I know 99% of our fandom hates you, And I'm one of them (sic)"
Another user, itspayneslove, said: "she cares about you[r] money Liam. Oops (sic)"
Other fans called for Liam to get back with his ex-girlfriend, dancer Danielle Peaser, who he met on 'The X Factor' in 2010 and had an on/off relationship with until they split for good in May 2013.
Liam and the rest of 1D - Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan - all attended the world premiere of their 3D concert movie 'One Direction: This Is Us' in London's Leicester Square yesterday evening (20.08.13).
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