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Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy sparks Twitter debate

June 11th, 2021

Zayn Malik was caught on video in a heated argument with an unknown man outside a bar in New York City.

Former One Direction member was reportedly smoking outside the bar when a random guy started the fight and lunged at Malik, with the guy then calling him the f-slur.

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

Photo via Instagram | zayn

Malik returned the insult to the culprit and repeated the man’s word, “Oh I’m a f****t?” Fortunately, the fight didn’t escalate any further and the two eventually left the scene.

Reports said that one of the club owners claimed that Zayn was a regular. “Zayn is [in] here a lot and we absolutely love having him. He was here for a few hours playing pool and ping-pong with a bunch of people, and there were no problems.”

The homophobic slur is commonly used as an insult towards people of the LGBTQ+ community.

Malik’s f-slur issue caused discussion on Twitter. While Malik was defending himself from the stranger, many claimed he should be held accountable for repeating the slur during the argument.

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

Bora (@90CALAMITY) June 05, 2021

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

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Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

ari (ariannagouger) June 06, 2021

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

Kya Ψ Reisdro’s Wife (@reisdrosbestie) June 05, 2021

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

SadSimpBoy (sadboyrhe) June 05, 2021

 

Some have defended Malik saying that he only merely repeated the man’s word. His fans have also been tweeting ‘we love you zayn’, showing support for the ex-1D member.

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

frances !? girlboss era (@haIoshoax) June 05, 2021

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

mors #1 taryn stan (@willowtalk)

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

Zayn.J.Malik (@MindofZ1)

 

Zayn Malik’s f-slur controversy

zarrythesoulmates (tiasha122) June 05, 2021

 

What’s your take on the story?

 

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