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  • One Direction's Zayn Malik Upset by Matt Lauer's Substance Abuse Question

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:52:29

    One Direction's Zayn Malik Upset by Matt Lauer's Substance Abuse Question - He is not happy

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    Zayn Malik has said that he is angry and upset by TODAY host Matt Lauer's suggestion that the raven-haired singer was missing from promo events for One Direction's Four earlier this week because he is battling a substance abuse issue.

    The band explained the absence by saying that Malik was sick. Lauer countered and asked if it was something more serious, like a drug problem. OUCH! While we can understand Lauer's journalistic instinct to ask a burning question, it was a wee bit insensitive.

    The singer told The Sun, "I'm really angry and upset by what was said on the TODAY show. I was really ill at the weekend, that's why I couldn't go to America. As soon as I'm feeling better, I'm going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album. I was gutted to have to miss album release day. But I'm going to be back as soon as I can."

    Zayn, no need to explain yourself, honey! We believe you. We want you to get better, kiddo! Get here when you can! And rest up! But actually, we want you to hurry, but only because we miss you!

    And Mr. Lauer, you might want to think about apologizing for your verbal gaffe, bro! Directioners are calling for your head, so maybe consider saying you are sorry. It was quite a leap to ask that question and almost make an accusation, even if you are an interviewer.

    What do you think of Zayn Malik's response to Matt Lauer's comments?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.19.14



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