According to Harry Styles, Niall Horan would not be happy if Harry hooked up with Barack Obama.
The members of One Direction have been asked some very odd questions over the years, but Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik probably weren’t prepared for the outlandish inquiry that was thrown their way at the BBC Music Awards. According to Yahoo! Celebrity UK, Harry Styles was asked about a wacky tabloid tale tying him to the POTUS. The laughable story claims that Barack Obama is carrying on a secret gay affair with Harry, and it should be extremely obvious that it’s hogwash. However, members of the press actually quizzed Styles about the report.
At first, Harry Styles had no idea what his interviewers were talking about, but he seemed pretty impressed with the Barack Obama story after he was informed about it.
“I’ve heard some good ones in my time, but that’s interesting.”
Liam Payne cracked a joke about how the Harry relationship rumors “are all getting a bit political,” and Louis Tomlinson pondered what his pal would do with his lofty position as Barack Obama’s gay lover.
“So, does that give you some power in the White House then?” he asked Styles.
“Yeah, maybe,” Harry responded. He then tried to turn the attention away from himself by dragging Niall Horan into the middle of his fictional love affair with one of the most powerful men in the world.
“I feel like Niall would be a bit jealous.”
Harry was referencing Niall Horan’s admitted admiration for Barack Obama. In the One Direction book Who We Are, Horan gushes about the time he got to meet the First Family. The Inquisitr shared a passage from the book that reveals Niall’s passion for the president.
“We also met Michelle Obama, and I have to say she was unbelievable. Her daughters were lovely too. They’re the most humble people ever and were made to be the President’s daughters. I’m a huge Obama fan — I even have a statue of him in my back garden!”
Niall Horan wasn’t lying about the Obama statue. During a recent interview with A Current Affair, Niall revealed that the life-sized wax figure was a birthday gift from his band mates. Horan might love Obama, but the president’s statue hasn’t fared so well under the boy band star’s care — he once lost his arm.
Near the end of the video below, you can hear Niall Horan explain how the other members of One Direction surprised him with the Obama statue on his 18th birthday. Horan reveals that the wax figure has been repainted and covered with a protective coat so that he can stay outside in Niall’s garden.
Obviously, if the tabloids want to link a member of One Direction to Barack Obama, they should choose Niall Horan over Harry Styles from now on.
Harry might be the tabloids’ top One Direction target, but he’s actually not the most popular member of the band on Twitter. According to Variety, Niall Horan was the most-tweeted about musician of 2014. The only artist who generated more tweets was Justin Bieber.
What do you think of Harry Styles’ joke about Niall Horan’s love for Barack Obama? Should Niall be jealous that he’s not the one having a fictional gay affair with the president?
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