Parents are not the only ones that think One Direction went in the wrong direction with allegedly smoking marijuana as seen in a recently released video. Teens burned tickets after seeing images, video and reading reports about One Direction's band members Louis Tomlinson, 22, and Zayn Malik, 21 seen on a video smoking a rolled up "joint." and joking about the police in Lima, Peru escorting them while they did it.
At one point in the video Louis reportedly says, ‘One very very important factor of Zayn’s warm up of course if Mary J herself. In fact I will present it to him now for some fantastic singing.’ See Full Transcript of Video. The Mirror reports also that "In Peru, it is legal to have up to 8g (280z) of marijuana for personal use provided you have no other drugs in your possession."
But while it may have been legal in Peru, fans and fans parents across the world have expressed their disdain about the video and the actions. The Telegraph reports,"Parents also expressed their anger on Twitter, the social networking website, while some fans have said they felt "let down" and 'disappointed'. Some have posted pictures online of themselves setting fire to their tickets to upcoming One Direction concerts."
The video clip has been deleted, but not before fans spoke out in outrage:
Liam Payne attempts to be the voice of reason tweeting, "Right everybody concert time let's try and keep the pg rating lol for Christ sake somebody help me restore sanity."
A rep for One Direction told the Daily Mail, "This matter is in the hands of our lawyers."
Will this affect their upcoming tour in the United States? According to The Telegraph it could, "If it is proven that they have taken illegal drugs, they could be banned from the US under the country's stringent drug laws."
If they can perform in the U.S. how will parents here respond?