For some reason, there’s a massive uproar over the fact that One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were filmed joking about weed and actually smoking some before a concert in Peru last month. The video was leaked last night to the Daily Mail and is on the news EVERYWHERE (at least here in the UK), making me go –__– because… seriously? Why is this even news?
In the footage seen by MailOnline, band member Louis Tomlinson, 22, narrates from behind the camera, laughingly announcing, ‘So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!’
‘What do you think about that kind of content?’ he asks bandmate Zayn Malik, 21, who is alongside him in the SUV ferrying them to Peru’s Estadio Nacional in Lima where One Direction performed to a 40,000 capacity crowd on April 27 as part of their ‘Where We Are’ tour.
‘Very controversial,’ Zayn responds.
Driving into the sunlight from an underground parking lot, Louis says, ‘I want to light up,’ and a member of the team hands him a lighter and the flicker of a roll up being lit is caught on camera.
The sight of a police officer on a motorbike escorting them, is met with great excitement. Louis notes: ‘That’s the police. That’s the po po. One-nil.’ He coughs and a cloud of smoke, floats across the camera lens and Louis yells, ‘Smokescreen baby!’
Later in the video, Louis pans to a police motorcyclist just yards away. Louis giggles, ‘One nil b***h! Look at this b***h! He’s having a look. He’s thinking, “I’m sure I can smell an illegal substance in there.” And he’s hit the nail on the head.’
Right, so these guys are major corndogs who are still in the “Tee hee, marijuana is so cool and edgy!” phase of life. Who hasn’t been there? And who really cares? If you don’t think Harry Styles is snorting lines of white powder up his nose several times a day, you’re an idiot. Weed is the least of what these kids get up to, so why are we all clutching our pearls?
Here’s the video in question…