One Direction fans were left outraged last night after waiting at LAX airport in Los Angeles for hours, only for the arrival of the fab five to be disrupted after bodyguards for the group clashed with paparazzi, with some Directioners even claiming a racial slur against Zayn Malik was used.
Paul Higgins, a bodyguard for the lads was pictured getting into a scuffle with one of the paps and had to be held back by two others. A video shows, the pap in question shouting abuse at the boys, with some fans believing he called Zayn Malik a “P***”.
Fan Twitter account @1Dneews reported on the incident that left fans shaken: “Paparazzi were so rude at LAX last night. Calling zayn a "p***" is not right at all.”
Directioners immediately reacted to the news with condemnation with one writing: “ This is disguisting!How can they even do so.” (sic)
However in the video, the photographer can be heard shouting “pikey” another derogatory term as well as “mother f******”
Those who had been waiting for the boys were reportedly left upset by the aggression of the paps, with one fan telling the Mirror: “LAX was crawling with out of town paps tonight. Those guys were way too aggressive and pushy.”
The boys didn't seem to upset though and were happy to be back Stateside.
Niall Tweeted: “By the way america! Its good t be back, its been a while,gona be a fun time!”
While Zayn wrote: “Oh yeah one last thing !! LA is the coolest city ever!! :)”
Check out the video for yourself:
One Direction Arrive At LAX (YouTube)
One Direction Land In LA