Liam Paynehas finally addressed the confusion surrounding the accents he used at the Oscars.
The former One Direction bandmate, 28,confused people across the globeafter he was filmed chatting to a Good Morning Britain presenter at the Oscars on Sunday 27 March.
Discussing Will Smith’s actions on the night after he slapped Chris Rock, Liam said: "I believe whatever he felt that he did, he had the right to do. I also felt that there were three losers in one fight, he didn’t know being Chris Rock, he didn’t want to do what he had to do being Will Smith and she did nothing being Jada.”
After the interview aired, it wasn’t Liam’s comments that everyone was talking about… but his ever-changing accent.
Now, over three weeks later, Liam has addressed why his accent kept changing.
“This was in Oscars week – the ever changing accent,” he began in an Instagram live to his 24.2 million Instagram followers.
“I’m good at accents, I pride myself on them! I just wish sometimes I could do my own.
“What can I say about that really? It was quite funny. I had asked Good Morning Britain, the presenter, I said, ‘Please don’t ask me too much because I’ve had a lot to drink and I’m under-ly educated about the Oscars’.
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“The very first question the man asked me was, ‘What do you think about Will Smith?’ Now can you imagine, imagine being put on the spot in that moment and knowing, ‘I can’t say anything wrong because I’m gonna upset someone’ and I just did the best I could.”
Liam went on to say that he still “stands by what he said”, but that he was “sorry that it came out in so many accents”.
The dad-of-one, whoshares his little boy with ex-partner Cheryl, went on to admit that his accent changes depending on the people he’s around – pointing out his first X Factor audition where fans pointed out that he didn’t have a Birmingham accent.
Liam further took people’s comments like a champ, and concluded by saying: “But it was funny, wasn’t it?”
Funny accents aside, the Strip that Down singer wasapplauded by Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singhfor his comments about Will Smith’s actions.
She said: “I thought what Liam Payne said was really interesting. He’s a young lad who cries when Will Smith cries, laughs when Will laughs, he’s watched every film.
“There are boys who watch that sort of thing and I think it’s really interesting.
“I’ve just looked at the time and it’s eighteen minutes past seven and an hour ago I was like, ‘oh well’, but now that my son has woken up and is about to go to school, I’m thinking, ‘I hope he doesn’t see that’.”
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