Niall Horan Spanked Liam Payne On Stage

As fans of One Direction will surely know, the boys are always up to some kind of ridiculous antics. The funny thing is, the stuff that Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles do to make the news is remarkably wholesome compared to the shocking publicity stunts and scandals of other major pop artists. This week's story is no different.

Niall Horan is making the headlines for some bizarre behavior during a One Direction concert last night in Philadelphia. According to Unreality TV, the guys of One Direction were getting pretty riled up over their performance, Niall Horan in particular. In a Vine video that's now gone viral, you can see Niall run up to his bandmate Liam Payne and spank him repeatedly before running away.

You can see Niall's vicious yet playful paddling in the video below. Liam seems to be minding his own business, singing to the crowd at the railing of an on-stage balcony, when Niall Horan rushes up to him in a hit-and-run smack-attack.

Nobody seems to be sure why Niall did it or what the repercussions were. But most of the guys in One Direction seem to get along pretty well for five guys who are almost never separated.

One Direction fans on Twitter exploded over Niall's affectionate attack, some even claiming they were jealous that Niall hadn't spanked them instead of Liam.

"Niall just smacked Liam's a** why is that not me," said one fan.

"Niall spanked Liams a** and then Niall was on the ground kicking Liam it was so cute," said another.

Niall Horan is also in the news for his seeming obsession with food. Xpose Entertainment reported on a series of tweets from Niall going out lately that suggest he can't get enough to eat.

"Just realised I'm absolutely starving, had some sushi earlier, but it never fills me up! Now I have to wait until breakfast. Sh**!" Niall tweeted.

A fan of Niall's tweeted at him suggesting he get a snack, but he replied that he had already eaten everything in the minibar.

"You can't when you've eaten the good [food] from the mini bar in first hour of being in the hotel ahah," Niall tweeted back.

To see what other One Direction guys are up to besides Niall Horan and Liam Payne, check out The Inquisitr's recent stories on Zayn Malik and his relationship to Perrie Edwards. He described his perfect date with his girlfriend (which is surprisingly mundane) and even threw her an incredible birthday bash.