The constant changes in the behavior of One Direction’s members (both current and past) has sparked controversy once more. This time, it is because Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne were seen partying it up with notorious marijuana smoker Snoop Dogg at his album release party Monday night (May 11).
Many other popular hip-hop artists were there, including Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri. The reason why eyebrows are being raised relates back to the incident last year during which Tomlinson and former member Zayn Malik were videotaped smoking the substance in the back of a transport vehicle on their way to a show. The situation sparked an uproar, with many outraged parents voicing their discontent at how a group whose fans were mostly young girls could do such a thing. Even some fans were heartbroken, cutting the boys out of their life altogether.
Many people, though, believe that the situation was ridiculous then and that it certainly is now. They say that One Direction has not been a “squeaky clean boy band” for years now, and that even if they had that image on the outside they have the right to live a normal life of their own at some point. Others say that it is about time they created a new image for themselves at this point anyway, especially since Malik has departed the band and the other boys say that they want to go in a new, more mature direction.
By Rebecca Grace