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US TV host compares Zayn Malik to Boston bomber and incites wrath of 1D fans

Published 06/04/2015 | 10:27

Bill Maher
Bill Maher

US comedian Bill Maher has incited the wrath of thousands of One Direction fans having compared Zayn Malik to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Maher showed a photo of Zayn, who left the boy band two weeks ago, alongside one of Dzhokhar, and said, “I think after everything we’ve been through, I at least deserved the common respect of being told face to face."

He added, “Just tell me two things, Zayn. Which one in the band were you? And where were you during the Boston Marathon?”

Needless to say, One Direction fans were not happy and understood Maher to be taking a pop at the fact Zayn is Muslim.  They took to Twitter in his defence, posting with the hastag #respectforzayn

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