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1D’s Liam hits back at weight jibes: ‘Is it wrong to be normal?’

By Sam Rigby

One Direction’s Liam Payne has hit back at articles about his weight.

Shirtless photos of the singer were published over the weekend, with a number of publications suggesting that he has let himself go, when compared to photos from twelve months ago.


The singer poked fun at the reports on Instagram by posting a picture of himself with padding under his t-shirt, alongside the caption: “I mean OH MY GOD I’m just so fat these days I think I need help! quick someone take the cookie jar.”

He went on to post his Body Mass Index result, which put him firmly in the ‘Normal Weight’ category.

He wrote: “Now just because I’m sick of seeing this everyday so I just want to clear up what the media do to people these days. Is it wrong to be normal?


“Or do I have to look like an Olympic swimmer just to get your approval into the cool kids or can I accept that the person I truly love thinks I’m the coolest kid in town anyway? Think I’ll vote the second one 😉 enjoy your day people.”

He recently attracted attention on Instagram when he posted a ‘naked’ picture of himself on a boat – take a look here.

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