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Liam Payne expresses regret over One Direction using Harvey Weinstein character in their music video

Liam Payne has revealed his regret over One Direction featuring a Harvey Weinstein character in their 2013 Best Song Ever music video. 

The video featured the Strip That Down hitmaker, 27, and bandmates Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and former member Zayn Malik dressed as various characters, with Niall hamming it up as a studio exec called Harvey.

And speaking seven years later and in the wake of the Me Too movement, Liam told how the video featuring the disgraced movie producer, 68, still plays on his mind, as he remarked: ‘I often think about that.’

Regret: Liam Payne has revealed his regret over One Direction featuring a Harvey Weinstein character in their 2013 Best Song Ever music video

In a recent Instagram live Q&A, both Liam and the video’s director Ben Winston, told of their remorse at the Harvey character being in the video – which has been viewed over 700 million times on YouTube.

Ben said: ‘We couldn’t make that video these days. We based a character on Harvey Weinstein. Listen, he was just a famous guy…’

While Liam remarked on his guilt, stating: ‘I know, I often think about that. Jesus Christ.’

Remorse: Speaking seven years later and in the wake of the Me Too movement, Liam told how the video featuring the disgraced movie producer, 68, (pictured) still plays on his mind, as he remarked: 'I often think about that'

Remorse: Speaking seven years later and in the wake of the Me Too movement, Liam told how the video featuring the disgraced movie producer, 68, (pictured) still plays on his mind, as he remarked: ‘I often think about that’

Parody: The video featured the Strip That Down hitmaker, 27, and bandmates dressed as various characters, with Niall Horan (right) hamming it up as a studio exec called Harvey

Parody: The video featured the Strip That Down hitmaker, 27, and bandmates dressed as various characters, with Niall Horan (right) hamming it up as a studio exec called Harvey

Credits in the video sees Niall, 27, cast as ‘Harvey, the Studio Exec’, with the other members cast in different roles including Liam as ‘Leeroy the choreographer’ and Zayn as ‘the sexy assistant.’

Niall is dressed up in a suit with false greying hair and a beard, and is seen yelling ‘I love the Direction’ in the video, before shouting at someone: ‘Hey, wise guy! Get outta my office!’ 

Liam’s words comes after he sent sends his adoring fans wild as he debuted his new lockdown look complete with lengthy locks and bushy beard on Instagram on Thursday. 

Oh dear: In a recent Instagram live Q&A, both Liam and the video's director Ben Winston, told of their remorse at the Harvey character being in the video - which has been viewed over 700 million times on YouTube.

Oh dear: In a recent Instagram live Q&A, both Liam and the video’s director Ben Winston, told of their remorse at the Harvey character being in the video – which has been viewed over 700 million times on YouTube.

Bad idea: While Liam remarked on his guilt, stating: 'I know, I often think about that. Jesus Christ'

Bad idea: While Liam remarked on his guilt, stating: ‘I know, I often think about that. Jesus Christ’

Jokers: Credits in the video sees Niall, 27, cast as 'Harvey, the Studio Exec', with the other members cast in different roles including Liam as 'Leeroy the choreographer'

Jokers: Credits in the video sees Niall, 27, cast as ‘Harvey, the Studio Exec’, with the other members cast in different roles including Liam as ‘Leeroy the choreographer’

The singer was plugging his upcoming show in the post yet his hair left fans distracted as a vast number of followers claimed he looked like Jesus in the image, while others gushed over how much they ‘loved’ the look. 

Liam chatted about his upcoming LP gig, a live stream on Saturday, however his concert was not what fans were focused on in the selfie video. 

He soared to fame in One Direction in 2010, alongside Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, during which he boasted long floppy locks. 

Wow! Liam's words comes after he sent sends his adoring fans wild as he debuted his new lockdown look complete with lengthy locks and bushy beard on Instagram on Thursday

Stylish: He is known for his sleek good looks and sharp style (Liam, pictured in 2019)

Wow! Liam’s words comes after he sent sends his adoring fans wild as he debuted his new lockdown look complete with lengthy locks and bushy beard on Instagram on Thursday

In recent years however, he has sported a slicker style with a quiff and rugged beard, however the absence of barbers in lockdown has left him slightly biblical. 

Fans penned: ‘LOOK AT THAT HAIR BROTHER!!!!!!… he looks like Jesus… he looks like Jesus Christ doesn’t he? lol… I mean how jesus is represented in the movies… 

‘Liam Jesus Payne… He look like Jesus ahahaha I love u Payno… ARE YOU JESUS?… I’m looking at Jesus rn holy dear lord… YOU LOOK LIKE JESUS AND I LOVE IT… Is he Liam Payne or Jesus Christ.’ 

Loving it: The singer was plugging his upcoming show in the post yet his hair left fans distracted as a vast number of followers claimed he looked like Jesus in the image, while others gushed over how much they 'loved' the look

Loving it: The singer was plugging his upcoming show in the post yet his hair left fans distracted as a vast number of followers claimed he looked like Jesus in the image, while others gushed over how much they ‘loved’ the look

Oh my! In recent years however, he has sported a slicker style with a quiff and rugged beard, however the absence of barbers in lockdown has left him slightly biblical

Oh my! In recent years however, he has sported a slicker style with a quiff and rugged beard, however the absence of barbers in lockdown has left him slightly biblical


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