Louis Tomlinson Faces Racial Backlash for Use of N-Word in Leaked Video

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Louis Tomlinson is facing a racial backlash after a private video leaked yesterday of him and One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik smoking what appears to be a joint, and which contains audio of Louis allegedly using the n-word.

The 22-year-old singer was assailed across social media by rightfully angry fans. The video footage, seemingly recorded on his phone, reveals Louis and Zayn riding in a van in Peru while on band duties. The two are passing a ‘joint’ back and forth when Louis begins mocking policemen outside of the van’s window, saying, “It’s green only, n–,” a shortened version of the racial slur.

While the response has been divided on the actual alleged marijuana smoking and the pro-marijuana language in the video, the reaction to Louis’ inappropriate slur has been solidly one-note. Fans are outraged and demanding an apology from the young star, according to the Daily Mail.

There has been no response yet from the One Direction camp, though Sun reporter Dan Wootton claimed yesterday that the boys’ lawyers are working on the matter.

What do you think, PopCrushers? Will Louis apologize for his language?

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