One Direction’s Liam Payne officially dropped his debut album LP1 on Friday, but not everyone’s happy about it.
Payne has received blowback for the tenth track on the album, “Both Ways,” which details a sexual encounter with a man and two women. Some fans feel it fetishizes bisexuality in the lyrics:
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.
Payne is being accused of perpetuating passé stereotypes often attached bisexual people, particularly bisexual women. Many have taken to Twitter to voice their annoyance using the hashtag #liampayneisoverparty.
my sexuality is not your fuccking fetish, I'm disgusted how straight people still think bi women (and bi people in general) are only worth your sex fantasies, fucck off if you still support him after this #liampayneisoverparty pic.twitter.com/5XZJtNBi1c
— PROD. JIN | SUGA'S INTERLUDE (@seokjinpjms) December 6, 2019
i’m sick and tired of people thinking my sexuality is made for threesomes. bisexual women are NOT for your sexual fantasies, when will yall realize that. its so disgusting and if you think thats okay block me. youre a terrible person. #liampayneisoverparty pic.twitter.com/dkCAsUxmRG
— ?kiarra³?? (@Ietgomp4) December 6, 2019
— ? ????? ????? (@BeaXtra) December 7, 2019
I am a bisexual woman, I want to be accepted For being bi, not fetishized! #liampayneisoverparty?
— Rachel ist goynervt (@anotherJewess) December 7, 2019
Good to know my bisexuality exists solely for Liam Payne's pleasure. Highlights being "switching the lanes like a Bugatti" and "Never too many hands on her body" pic.twitter.com/IzXhwenK6q
— ciaraaaa (@ciaraellen_) December 7, 2019
— annabelle hartnett (@annabellehnet) December 7, 2019
#liampayneisoverparty we don’t stan men using bisexual women as objects for their pleasure. bisexuals wanting threesomes is the worst fucking stereotype stop being so biphobic my god
— bisexual of the day (@bioftheday) December 7, 2019
— ? (@heartmoonmin) December 7, 2019
Even Tyler Oakley got into the #liampayneisoverparty, tweeting: “bitch, i warned y’all years ago! lmao.”
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) December 6, 2019
Payne has yet to address the controversy. On Friday, he performed a surprise concert at London’s Omeara Nightclub. Afterwards, he thanked fans for supporting his album, writing: “Blown away by this reaction already! Thanks to everyone that’s picked up the album so far, your support doesn’t go unnoticed.”
— Liam (@LiamPayne) December 6, 2019