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"Remember the last time I walked down here?" Niall asked as he passed by the girls who were patiently waiting for a photo-op with their teen idol and hoping he would wish one of them happy birthday. "You shower of c--ts!" he shouts. Wow! Do you kiss your mother with that mouth, young man?
Horan's publicist, Simon Jones, has spoken out in defense of the pop star's nasty name calling, telling The Sun it was "clearly a joke." The owner of the home video apparently agrees, describing the teen heartthrob's behavior as "banter." However a commenter on the video insists, "It's not fair to say that this is simply Irish banter. I'm Irish and would consider this an insult ... Stop trying to defend your idols."
Niall later took to his Twitter page to address the backlash. "Really sorry if I caused any offense," he wrote. "It was just banter with fans who I think of more as mates. But I understand that it's not a word I should be using at all."
Do you find Niall's words offensive? Do you accept his apology? Watch the video below and let us know what you think on Twitter, @aolmusic!
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