Liam Payne is into his partner’s bisexuality but some members of the LGBTQ+ are not into his new song “Both Ways”.
Payne released his long-awaited debut studio album LP1 on Friday. One of the tracks, “Both Ways”, is drawing criticism over its suggestive lyrics about bisexuality. In the song, Payne sings about how his partner’s bisexuality turns him on.
“My girl, she like it both ways/She like the way it all taste/Couple more, we’ll call it foreplay,” he sings. “No, no, I don’t discriminate/Bring it back to my place/Yeah, she like it both ways.”
The former One Direction star’s lyrics have people accusing him of fetishizing bisexuality.
“My sexuality is not your f**king fetish, I’m disgusted how straight people still think bi women (and bi people in general) are only worth your sex fantasies,” one person tweeted. “F**k off if you still support him after this.”
“We knew this one was coming for YEARS. Knew it right after he backlashed Harry for dressing the way he does and being who he wants,” said another. “The LBTQ+ community is NOT for your fetish. to see young women, men, or ANYONE being sexualized like that is disgusting.”
See more reaction to Payne’s song below.
Payne spoke about the song in an interview with the BBC, which was conducted before the backlash.
He insisted the song was his favourite on his latest album, saying it was about being open-minded in a new “world of ‘love is love’.”
Payne added of the racy lyrics, “I don’t know who in the studio had actually been in this situation, because I certainly haven’t, but it was an interesting song to write.”