Having toured the world over alongside his boys from One Direction, it’s hard to believe that Liam Payne and his bandmates have never visited the Philippines, or have they?
This thorny topic angered Payne’s most devoted fans this week when the singer claimed he had never travelled to the Southeast Asian country.
While taking part in a Facebook Live session on Monday, the 23-year-old singer told a fan from the Philippines that he’d love to travel to her country as he’d never been before. “I’ve never been to Philippines,” Payne said.
The comment immediately raised eyebrows among watchers, who took to the comments to refresh Payne’s memory of his 2015 visit to the nation’s capital, Manila, where he performed with One Direction. With emotions running high, Payne’s offended fans quickly flooded social media with funny memes about the incident.
After quickly realizing the error of his ways, the new and surely sleep-deprived father apologized for the oversight on Twitter.
Other fans, meanwhile, noted that Payne may have been throwing shade Zayn Malik’s way since the visit coincided with his abrupt departure from the boy band.
All eyes are on Payne these days, after the star launched his solo career on Friday with his first single “Strip That Down.”