Ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik recently addressed the persistent gay rumors constantly swirling around the mega-successful Brit boy band. The 22-year-old told The Fader that some OneD fans enjoy imagining its members in secret gay affairs. Some fans are so convinced that band members are being held forcibly in the closet, they’ve gone online to spread allegations of managerial cover-ups…
“There’s no secret relationships going on with any of the band members. It’s not funny, and it still continues to be quite hard for them. They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on, which is not even true. They won’t do that natural behavior.
But it’s just the way the fans are. They’re so passionate, and once they get their head around an idea, that’s the way it is regardless of anything. If it wasn’t for that passionate, like, almost obsession, then we wouldn’t have the success that we had.”
OK, we believe you. No, seriously we do… and so does Lance Bass.
(via The Fader)