Louis Tomlinson said he is going to boycott BBC Breakfast after the hosts asked him about his grieving over the deaths of his mother and sister.
On Monday, Tomlinson shared a tweet on his profile and said, ‘Defo won’t be going there again. Love to all my fans for always having my back”
BBC spokesman explained their side and said, “We wanted to cover all aspects of Louis’s life that have influenced his new album and feel the questioning was fair.”
The mother of Tomlinson died in 2016 from cancer whereas his sister Felicite died from an accidental overdose in 2019.
He was also quizzed about the time when his band, One Direction, had a break in 2016. He was also not in good terms with another former band member, Zayn Malik, during those years.
Hosts Dan Walker and Louise Minchin were supposedly “proper going in” on him, but Walker replied on his Twitter and wrote, “Sorry you feel like that. It was nice to speak to you on #BBCBreakfast this morning. Can I ask what you are upset about?”
The 28-year-old singer then responded “I was upset that you continued to ask me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision of not wanting to be asked in interviews about something so painful [sic]. I’m lucky enough to have a creative outlet for me to talk about grief; this doesn’t, however, give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes.”
Walker made his reply, “Hi Louis. We were asking you about the song on your new album about your mum. We know it’s painful, which is why we didn’t dwell on it. No intention to upset you or be ‘gossipy’ about it at all. That’s not our style on #BBCBreakfast.”
On the topic about Malik, he mentioned that he was “just not ready to have that conversation yet”. He further added that getting back together is “inevitable” and that they would be stupid if they don’t.
The singer then said “You’ve ticked them all off now. You’ve gone trauma, Zayn, and now we are finally on this one, I like it.”
He may have been not so happy about the interview, but he ended his response for his fans and wrote on his Twitter, “Anyway f–k the negativity now. It’s been a siiiiick week.”
Louis Tomlinson was promoting his solo debut album Walls just last week. He has been one of the sources for One Direction’s discography, and now he is incorporating it to his solo career.
He is the latest of the members to release a solo album. In 2016, he made a dance track with Steve Aoki followed up with a pop duet with Bebe Rexha.
After that, he was invisible in the music scene. Louis Tomlinson didn’t land any singe in the Hot 100 of 2017 ever since. Now he is more focused on making music instead of pursuing hit songs.