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.
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.
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.
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