One Direction’s Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson ‘filmed smoking a joint’: Good boy reputation lightly dented by legal drugs video

A video of Zayn Malik and his fellow bandmate Louis Tomlinson smoking a “suspicious-looking cigarette” has been leaked online

In the least shocking boyband news to emerge in recent history, members of One Direction were filmed sharing what appeared to be a joint while on tour in South America.

A video of Zayn Malik and his fellow bandmate Louis Tomlinson travelling in an SUV vehicle with security, smoking a “suspicious-looking cigarette” has been leaked online.

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The pair were en route to Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru, where they performed later that day.

Tomlinson, who it is believed played the cameraman in the double-act, appears to say: “So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days!

“What do you think about that kind of content?” he asked Zayn.

Malik replies to camera: “Very controversial.”

Elsewhere in the video, Tomlinson pans the shot around to a police motorcyclist, who is just yards away as they continue to smoke.

“One nil b***h! Look at this b***h! He’s having a look. He’s thinking, ‘I’m sure I can smell an illegal substance in there,’” Tomlinson then says, laughing.

“And he’s hit the nail on the head.”

One Direction larking about on the set of their video 'You & I' One Direction larking about on the set of their video 'You & I'

Except for he hasn’t... as he probably doesn’t care. It isn’t actually illegal to possess marijuana for personal use in Peru.

Later on, Malik can be seen warbling away between tokes.

“Zayn takes his job very seriously,” Tomlinson continues. “He makes sure he goes through a two hour intense warm-up before every show.

“One very very important factor of Zayn’s warm-up of course is Mary J herself. In fact I will present it to him now for some fantastic singing.”

Other One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan were not in the SUV for the 15-minute duration of the video, and were presumably behaving themselves in a far less entertaining vehicle somewhere nearby.

A spokesperson for the band said last night that the matter of the leaked footage was “in the hands of our lawyers”.

The report is likely to come as a blow, not for the millions of Directioners currently flooding Twitter feeds with messages of support for their two heroes (who they’ve affectionately named “Zouis”), but for worried parents who’ve read a lot about Justin Bieber recently and forgotten that the Nineties existed.

Take That looking entirely farcical in their 1993 heyday Take That looking entirely farcical in their 1993 heyday And in that same haze of apparent amnesia fall bands like Take That and The Backstreet Boys, both of which have been fairly open about their infinitely worse drug-taking days of excess at the peak of their respective fame.

In a field with a Gallagher - Williams seeing red in 1998 In a field with a Gallagher - Williams seeing red in 1998 “I was taking a whole cocktail of drugs,” Robbie Williams told The Mail of his troubled heyday in December 2013. “My left arm went numb I was taking so much cocaine.”

“I was smoking 15 spliffs most days,” Gary Barlow confessed in 2006, speaking of the days he struggled to come to terms with obesity and lack of work after he was dropped from his record label BMG in 2000.

Gary Barlow employing the guidance of Mr Motivator in 1999 Gary Barlow employing the guidance of Mr Motivator in 1999 Meanwhile, The Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean was almost constantly leaping on and off the wagon during his career – and still is.

“I will forever be an alcoholic and an addict in recovery as long as I live,” he told In Touch magazine in 2012. “It’s an ongoing struggle, a daily thing.”

Neither Malik or Tomlinson have commented personally on the video leak as of yet.

But rest assured, Professor Green has done so for them:

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