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US tabloid makes bizarre claim 1D’s Harry Styles and President Obama had gay affair

US tabloid makes bizarre claim 1D’s Harry Styles and President Obama had gay affair

The members of One Direction have responded to a bizarre rumor printed by a US tabloid which claimed this week that band member Harry Styles had had an affair with US President Barack Obama.

The National Examiner ran with a front page headline this week, claiming ‘Obama hid gay lifestyle to be President!’ adding that his ‘marriage to Michelle is a sham.’

The tabloid also included a photo of Styles with an arrow pointing towards him, claiming that the President of the United States ‘had sex with this man.’

Styles was clearly not aware of the tabloid’s story when quizzed about it at the BBC Music Awards yesterday, saying at first, ‘I honestly have no idea what you are talking about,’ according to Yahoo Celebrity UK & Ireland.

However when it had been explained to him he responded, ‘I’ve heard some good ones in my time, but that’s interesting.’

Fellow band member Liam Payne then commented, ‘Wow, it’s all getting a bit political,’ while Louis Tomlinson then joked ‘So, does that give you some power in the White House then?’

Styles responded, ‘ Yeah, maybe,’ but then joked that fellow band mate and self-confessed Obama fan Niall Horan ‘would be a bit jealous,’ if the rumor was true.

Horan admitted his admiration for the US President and his family in the One Direction book Who We Are, writing of the time he got to meet the First Family, ‘We also met Michelle Obama, and I have to say she was unbelievable.’

‘Her daughters were lovely too. They’re the most humble people ever and were made to be the President’s daughters. I’m a huge Obama fan – I even have a statue of him in my back garden.’

The life sized wax statue was a gift from his band mates for his 18th birthday however it has suffered some wear and tear since then.

At one point it lost an arm and it has been covered with a protective coating so that it will survive the elements outside.

Listen to Nial talk about the statue in the last minute of the video below