Louis Tomlinson slams BBC News after awkward interview
If you're a famous celebrity, then one of the occupational hazards that you soon learn to put up with are the many many interviews you'll be expected to go through. Of course, some interviews are better than others, and depending on who is asking the questions and what they're asking, an interview can be either an enjoyable affair or an awkward nightmare.
For instance, this week former One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson has criticized BBC News, after an interviewer asked questions he didn't appreciate very much about his family.
Take a look at this excerpt from the interview below:
Speaking to anchor Dan Walker in an appearance on BBC Breakfast to promote his debut album, Louis seemed rankled when asked about how he was coping with the loss of his mother in 2016 from leukemia and his sister's death in 2019 after a heart attack.
In the interview, Tomlinson stated: "I think because of where I started my career on the X Factor and you know, there’s always been a camera on me, and I’ve always given a lot of myself, it’s kind of all I’ve known in my career really. I almost use that to my advantage and I’m brave enough to talk about these things."
He seemed even more put out when the interviewers appeared to probe into his relationship with fellow former band member Zayn Malik, and following the tense interview he took to his Twitter account to vent. After a number of fans reached out to him about the interview, Louise wrote: "Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back. [sic]"
When Dan Walker tweeted him to ask why the interview had left Louis upset, he promptly replied: "I was upset that you continued to ask me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision of not wanting to be asked in interviews about something so painful. [sic]"
In a different earlier interview, Louis opened up about how a One Direction reunion could be on the way:
He added: "I'm lucky enough to have a creative outlet for me to talk about grief this doesn't however give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes. [sic]"
A spokesperson for the BBC has since stated: "We wanted to cover all aspects of Louis's life that have influenced his new album and feel the questioning was fair."