Zayn Malik is ‘Angry and Upset’ Over Matt Lauer’s Substance Abuse Remarks
Shortly after, Zayn fired back at the Today Show anchor.
“I’m really angry and upset by what was said,” Malik told The Sun. “I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America.”
Yesterday, Matt Lauer asked Liam Payne: “There is a lot of concern, a lot of fans have been tweeting over night, a lot of action on social media about him. Is there something more serious than just a minor illness? There have been rumors of substance abuse…what’s going on?”
15,000 fans booed, and the boys, who were taken aback by Lauer’s question, insisted Zayn just had a stomach bug.
The Today show even skeptically Tweeted out:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 17, 2014
Lauer has yet to comment back, but if the backlash on social media is any indication, fans of the boy band heartthrob are not happy either.