- Liam Payne just released his new album, LP1.
- Twitter users are dragging him for his "Both Ways" song, which they say fetishizes bisexual women.
- Liam also dropped the album on the same day that Harry Styles and Niall Horan released new music.
Wow, what busy day for One Direction fans. On this blessed day, three former 1D guys released brand new music for all their fans. Harry Style's finally dropped "Adore You," Niall Horan dropped "Put a Little Love on Me," and Liam Payne came out with his very first solo album, LP1. While most fans are extremely excited about Harry and Niall's new music, Liam is being eviscerated by Twitter because of his "Both Ways" song. There's even a "Liam Is Over Party" hashtag going, y'all.
If you haven't listened to Liam's album, know that it's apparently about him letting "his inner sexual piranha loose–with frightening results." (The Guardian said it!) It also sheds some light on how Liam views bisexual women. Specifically, he's being called out for fetishizing them and playing "into the tired, old view that bi women and their sexualities simply exist for the gratification of their male partners," as Pride puts it.
Here are the lyrics in question:
"My girl, she like it both ways / She like the way it all taste / Couple more, we'll?call?it foreplay / No, no,?I don't discriminate / Bring it back to my place / Yeah, she like it both ways...Lovin' the way that she's turning you on / Switching the lanes like a Bugatti Sport / Nothing but luck that she got me involved, yeah / Flipping that body, go head, I go tails / Sharing that body like it's our last meal / One and a two and a three, that's for real."
Whew. That was a lot to process, and those lyrics right there are why #LiamIsOverParty is trending right now. These are just a few of the most-Liked tweets:
Some users also brought up how he once told Glamour UK, "I couldn't rely on Harry 'cos I feel like my child would come out dressed in something that I just wouldn't understand," which is all kinds of f*cked up. Some defended that statement and said it was an "inside joke," but the tweet amassed over 1,000 likes, so a lot of people still aren't happy with him.
Standby for a possible Notes App apology.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.