Liam Payne poses for gay mag following accusations of homophobia

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One Direction star Liam Payne has posed for the cover of a gay magazine, just weeks after addressing accusations of homophobia.

The One Direction singer posted pictures of his Attitude Magazine covers to his Twitter account.


He poses for two separate Attitude covers.

Last month Payne took to Twitter to refute claims that he is homophobic, after he made comments at a One Direction live show in Columbus, Ohio.

Many took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the comments, when he was introducing one of the group’s songs, and accused him of forgetting his gay, bisexual and lesbian fans.

He said: “This is my favourite song off the last album, and it is about trying to find that number one woman of your life… which none of you can relate to, because most of you are girls.

“Except for the boys in here, you know what I’m talking about.”

Thousands of fans also took to Twitter to defend him, and he posted an apology for any offence caused.

The star previously came under fire when he went shooting with the notoriously homophobic stars of reality show Duck Dynasty, as well as praising “the family values you still all behold” after a viciously homophobic rant from the family patriarch..

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson claimed that sexually transmitted infections are God’s punishment for gays. This year he gave an Easter Sermon claiming that the “sexually immoral” homosexuals would go to hell.