Zayn Malik fans back him after scuffle at NYC bar and claims of slur: 'He only questioned it'

Zayn Malik fans back him after scuffle at NYC bar and claims of slur: 'He only questioned it'
Zayn Malik has received support from his fans (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Zayn Malik had a rough weekend after he allegedly got into a verbal altercation with a stranger outside a bar in New York City. According to the footage obtained by TMZ, the former One Direction member also ended up being shirtless after the heated argument but luckily no injuries were reported. Zayn, who recently welcomed his first child with Gigi Hadid, was seen without his partner at the scene.

A few sources spilled the beans to the publication revealing that the 28-year-old crooner was smoking a cigarette outside Amsterdam Billiards Club in the East Village after 2 am when a bunch of guys came out of Little Sister Lounge next door leading to an altercation later. The other man apparently tried to provoke him in the first place with the same. Speaking of club brawls, Chris Brown made headlines in 2020 after he allegedly attacked a photographer in early 2020. ‘Love and Hip Hop’ actors Akbar V and Alexis Sky were also caught fighting outside a club recently. Not only club brawls but club shootings have also recently stirred the Internet. Jack Harlow’s DJ was recently involved in a club shooting where one person ended up dead.


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What did Zayn Malik do?

According to TMZ, it was the stranger who first hurled abuses at the ‘Pillow Talk’ hitmaker, and he apparently then retorted with some insults. It is also reported that there were no bodyguards with Zayn and luckily no physical altercation took place. The cops were not involved as well. As aforementioned, Zayn was then later spotted shirtless reason to which is not clear yet. It has been alleged that he used some slurs.

However, sleuths on the Internet and Zayn fans are not willing to let this accusation pass as some are saying he said it in the heat of the moment and some say that he repeated the words told to him as a question. "If you listen carefully he was actually called the f slur and he then repeated saying ‘I’m a f(slur)’ also please could not not actually say the slur as it’s extremely offensive :)." Another clarified it even further, "They both said it. The random guy called Zayn it, then Zayn said "I'm a f slur?" Because he was questioning the guy who called him that. I think in the video it's around 0:11-0:13 when they said it."



Shedding some light on the incident, one of the Amsterdam Billiards Club’s owners told Page Six, “Zayn is in here a lot and we absolutely love having him. He was here for a few hours playing pool and ping-pong with a bunch of people, and there were no problems” adding, “I heard that the [scuffle] started over the guy wanting a photo, but I’m not sure. It happened outside. We gave him an Amsterdam Billiards T-shirt and are bummed he wasn’t wearing it outside!”


‘He just needs to be held accountable for his actions’

However, Zayn fans who believe he allegedly passed slurs especially during the Pride month sparked a debate on Twitter where a majority of them slammed others who justified his apparent move. Speaking on the same, one user said, “Zayn Malik saying the f slur on the fourth day of pride month disgusting. “he said it back to him” stfu that logic is stupid so if someone tells u a racial slur u can say it back? no. stop justifying toxicity.” Another added, “People on Instagram defending zayn malik saying the f slur is so weird… especially when they’re not part of the lgbt community… ESPECIALLY DURING PRIDE MONTH.”

The next one posted, “Why are people defending zayn malik for saying the F slur? it doesn’t matter if it was in the heat of the moment he still doesn’t have the right to say it???” whereas another noted, “As a fan of zayn malik, and someone apart of the lgbtq+ community, no matter if he was called it, he shouldn’t have said the f slur. the cishets have no right to defend him on this. i still love and support him. he just needs to be held accountable for his actions.” One continued, “No one said he had the right, he shouldn't hav but the context is relevant. idk what the pt of holding him accountable is as im sure the next time he gets into a fight and someone calls him the f word, he will react differently. he's not homophobic n he wasn't directing it toward” One individual concluded, “Everybody shut up. Zayn's right about that. What are you going to do about someone who wants to fight you? He just defended himself. @zaynmalik We're defending you, Zayn. Because you didn't deserve hate. Remember that we will always love you, we will always defend you. We love u.”








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