Louis Tomlinson has clapped back at an online article claiming One Direction was "torn apart".
Sharing a screenshot of The Mirror's headline , Louis wrote: “Biggest load of b******t I’ve ever seen in a while.”
He branded the claims “unprovoked venom” and said they “couldn’t be further from the truth”.
In the report, the online newspaper claims the boys were plagued by rumours of "drugs, meltdowns and gay sex" – suggesting these and “rivalry and hatred” tore the boys apart before their split in 2015.
Louis has addressed the rumours in the past, saying: "People can believe what they want, but it comes across as a little bit disrespectful to the ones that I love, like (girlfriend) Eleanor (Calder), I'm so protective over things like that, about the people I love. So it created this atmosphere between the two of us."