Zayn Malik and reefer mate Louis Tomlinson recently received a little love from British reality TV star Luisa Zissman.
If you’re unfamiliar with that name, then chances are you didn’t watch the UK versions of Celebrity Big Brother and The Apprentice. Although Luisa is also an “English retail entrepreneur” who frequently finds her picture in the tabloids, most people seem to recognize Zissman from her work on the small screen.
For some reason, Luisa decided to weigh in on the marijuana-oriented drama that’s followed Zayn Malik and his pal around over the past few weeks. While some people believe their experience with weed is nothing short of a global disaster, the reality TV vet doesn’t seem to think it’s a very big deal.
She explained in a recent column for the Daily Star:
“I feel a bit sorry for Zayn [Malik] and Louis [Tomlinson]. They are two young guys doing what many young guys do… and breaking no laws at the time. Thankfully for them, puffing weed (or ‘Mary J’ as they like to call it) is legal in Peru where the scandal kicked off, so technically weren’t doing anything wrong.”
“I seriously don’t like One Direction but I feel bad for them. Spliff-gate is part of them growing up. Hopefully they will learn that if they do want to do something that is going to be judged as wrong they should definitely do it behind closed doors and not film it on their phone (duhhh).”
The former Apprentice contestant isn’t the only person to weigh in on the Zayn Malik weed scandal in recent days. Not only did fellow One Direction singer Liam Payne issue a lengthy apology to the group’s fans, Simon Cowell took a moment to briefly address the situation. Judging from his comments, he’s not too concerned about the situation. At least, that’s what he wants the public to believe, anyway.
Zayn Malik’s boss recently told Digital Spy:
“What I can say is that they’re the hardest-working boys I’ve ever worked with. They still haven’t changed. They’re really respectful of their fans [and] they’re a great British export… they’ve been a joy to work with. I’ve worked with a lot of artists in the past who do lose the plot, who do lose respect for their fans, they’ve never done that.”
What do you think about the marijuana scandal that’s still plaguing Zayn Malik and his buddy? Do you think the public is making a big deal over a little joint?
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