Liam Payne, a member of the popular boy band One Direction, made liberal heads spin this week when he posed for a picture that would make any Republican proud. After a day of shooting clay discs with the Robertson family in Louisiana, Payne took a picture with the Duck Dynasty clan. He can be seen clutching a rifle and smiling for the camera.
All smiles: Payne poses next to his bodyguard, with rifle in hand.
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Immediately, social media was buzzing with disdain for the famous singer. Twitter user Sarah Summins commented, “Thanks for glamourising America’s gun crisis that literally kills countless numbers of innocent people.” Meanwhile, Instagram user Sophia Deluxe wrote, “It’s not funny to hold a gun, because every day thousands of people die by gunfire!”
Payne’s friend Andy Samuels, who also went on the day trip, wrote on Twitter, “Today I shot a gun at a clay disc thing and I loved it.”
Payne has voiced his support for the Robertson family in the past. Earlier this year, after patriarch Phil Robertson offended homosexuals and African Americans with his GQ interview, Payne sent a supportive tweet to Phil’s son Willie, saying, “Huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan.”
Do you think this young celebrity should be allowed to support the Robertson family and fire a gun once in awhile without crazed gun-grabbing liberals attacking him for it? Sound off in the comments section!