Two members of One Direction caught smoking on video

Alexa Villano
The group is scheduled to hold its first concert in the Philippines on March 21, 2015
CAUGHT SMOKING. Two members of the boyband appear in a video smoking a 'roll-up' cigarette. Screengrab from YouTube

MANILA, Philippines – Looks like boyband One Direction’s image might be in trouble.

The popular British group is currently entangled in a controversy after a video showing two of its members, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlison, smoking a “roll-up cigarette” went viral on the Internet.

In the article and video provided by MailOnline, Zayn and Louis were not only seen smoking, but also joking and laughing about marijuana or “joint” as it’s called in the 5-minute video. The boys were inside a car in Peru for their concert last April 27.

Louis was also heard making fun of the police officer they heard from outside their SUV.

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Fans worldwide, including those in the Philippines, were not pleased with the video but said they still love the group and will continue to support them. In fact, the hashtags Zayn and Louis, #DontBan1DFromPhilippines, and #NiallRaised300kWriteAboutThat pertaining to band member Niall Horan raising money for charity at a football match recently trended on Twitter worldwide.

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The group is scheduled to hold its first concert in the Philippines on March 21, 2015. Tickets for the concerts sold out quickly with many fans dismayed. 

Rhiza Pascua, head of concert promoter MMI Live tweeted over the weekend that a second show for the group’s On the Road Again tour is scheduled on March 22, 2015.

{source} <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Directioners, please don&#39;t buy from scalpers. Buy tickets for 2nd show at <a href=”“>@smtickets</a>. March 22, 2015!!! <a href=”“>@ovationprod</a> <a href=”“>@celdeguia</a></p>&mdash; Rhiza Pascua (@itsarpee) <a href=”“>May 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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A date has yet to be announced for the sale of tickets. –


Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.