AceShowbiz - Liam Payne is reasonably tired of being linked to a handful of women following his breakup from Cheryl Cole. On Sunday, October 21, the One Direction member finally implored the media to stop with the speculations and reminded people to treat women with a bit more respect.
"My team is full of talented, smart professional women. I find it wrong that they are reduced to being linked to me romantically in the press just for simply standing next to me," the 25-year-old singer wrote on his Twitter account. He further stressed, "Isn't it time we treat women with a bit more respect?"
https://t.co/pK43KBQVJV My team is full of talented, smart professional women. I find it wrong that they are reduced to being linked to me romantically in the press just for simply standing next to me. Isn’t it time we treat women with a bit more respect?— Liam (@LiamPayne) October 21, 2018
Not stopping there, the "Strip That Down" crooner posted another tweet that read, "So far the press have done this with every female member of my staff it's demeaning some are in relationships and it complicates there work environment when they do this to them." He concluded, "I think it stops here."
Liam made the move after Daily Mail linked him romantically to another "mystery" woman. On Friday, October 19, the publication shared a photo of the performer arriving at the Rosewood Hotel in London with a brunette. The photo, in which he was seen holding a black bag, was said to be taken on Thursday, October 18, evening.
Liam's followers apparently took notice of his respectful tweets and showered him with support. "thank you for saying what we've all be thinking," one fan tweeted back. "so much respect for you speaking up about this and I know all the women in your team will appreciate you using your voice and influence to address this."
Another follower wrote, "Massive thank you Liam." She went on to share her thought, "I needed to hear someone defending women today. Women work hard, they're not just 'girls walking around this man', no, women are also amazing and very nice and intelligent. They deserve respect."
One Twitter user, in particular, agreed to Liam's criticism at the media. "The media's disrespect for other people's life is absolutely disgusting," she tweeted. "To them it's more important to sell some made-up article than anything else. The fact that a man and woman can't even stand next to each other without media making up rumors is a big part of the sexism today."
Liam apparently is living up to his recent tweet about being positive. Just days earlier, he sent positive message to his 32.7 million followers by writing, "Time to rise above the negativity I love positive people on Twitter." He further explained, "I've actually never felt closer to my family, friends and fans as I have the past few months with me whatever I'm going through ...I hope I do the same for you."