One Direction's Liam Payne Calls Noel Gallagher 'Sad' In Response to Recent Insults

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Liam Payne of One Direction performs at Arrowhead Stadium on July 28, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Noel Gallagher is prone to...controversial opinions, to put it lightly, and his recent comments on beloved boy band One Direction are no exception. "Does anybody give a f--- about what any of these current pop stars are up to?" he said in a recent interview with Esquire UK. "Who gives a shit what f---ing One Direction do? Cocksuckers, all of them in rehab by the time they’re 30."

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Liam Payne responded to Gallagher's disdainful remarks in a new interview on BBC Radio 1, saying that he was actually a huge Oasis fan, and had just met the often-cantankerous singer prior to his controversial interview. "The funny thing was, I met him the day the story came out," Payne said. "I didn't know it was coming out, and he came up and said, 'All right, mate? How are you doing?' I was like, 'Fine thanks, mate. Nice to meet you'. The next day I read the story and thought, 'How sad is that?' He completely dissed us. Nice to diss your fans, isn't it?"

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Payne continued by telling the station the band was very important to his musical development. "It's sad because they genuinely led me to a path of singing. That's something they should be genuinely proud of," Payne said. "They don't think before they speak. You never know who was a fan of your music. Especially when you were as big as they were. Do it with grace. Good old Noel, bless him."