One Direction’s Liam Payne Tweets Support For Duck Dynasty’s “Family Values”

The One Direction singer upset Twitter followers and fans alike with a surprising tweet Saturday afternoon. [Update: Several hours later, more tweets — lashing out at the coverage of his initial tweet.]

1. This afternoon, Liam tweeted his support to Willie Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty.

2. For those that need a refresher, Willie is the son of Phil Robertson, who was suspended and then reinstated after a video of him making homophobic remarks went viral.

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3. Liam’s fans have taken to Twitter to voice their disappointment in the singer.

11. As of 5:45 p.m., ET the tweet was favorited nearly 10,000 times and retweeted over 5,000 times.

13. A request for comment from Liam Payne’s representatives has not yet been returned.

23. He then responded to Tyler Oakley:

28. Then, 16 minutes after his screen capture photo showed his phone at 14% battery, he stopped tweeting.

[Although, as Matthew pointed out on Twitter, Payne’s phone was charged in at that point.]

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