Duck Dynasty has been mired in controversy since the show’s patriarch Phil Robertson’s homophobic slurs were exposed.
So when One Direction star Liam Payne decided to tweet that he was a fan of the show it raised eyebrows.
‘Huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan,’ he wrote, in a tweet to Phil’s son Willie on Saturday afternoon.
A gay rights campaigner tweeted angrily in response, leading Directioners to quickly jump to Liam’s defense.
Two hours later Liam clarified: ‘Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say.’
Incensed by the over-the-top Twitter reaction he then vented his fury on the social networking site.
‘Oh my god can someone literally not be a fan if a show without bring labeled?’ he asked.
And he appeared distressed by the personal attacks, pointing out that he was a normal 20-year-old.