Niall Horan has asked his fans to avoid saying “whatever they want” to celebrities online, pointing out that stars are “normal people that do an abnormal job”.
In a series of posts shared on Twitter this week, Horan asked his fans to be cautious about what they choose to say to himself and other celebrities on social media.
The former One Direction star wrote: “Because we are famous faces and people see us online, on tv, in interviews etc… doesn’t mean people can say what they want.”
The posts were in response to a tweet posted by someone calling Horan a “weirdo” for the way he was holding his phone. He replied, “That’s not very nice is it?”
Horan went on to explain to a fan: “I respond not because I’m personally offended by any of them (in fact if you knew me personally you would know I couldn’t give a s*** about most things in life."
“I respond because I try to help people understand that you can’t just say what you want to people online.”
“It’s effectively the same as walking up to someone in the street and just saying what you want to their faces… you just don’t do it,” he continued.
“It bothers me because I know it hurts other people and that’s the frustrating part. Not everyone is as thick skinned."
I respond not because Im personally offended by any of them ( in fact if you knew me personally you would know I couldn’t give a shit about most things in life )I respond because I try to help people understand that you can’t just say what you want to people online.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial)August 4, 2020
The Irish singer specified that “I’m not talking about specific people here”. He signed off by asking his followers to “be nicer to each other and spread the love and laughs”.
Horan released his latest solo album Heartbreak Weather earlier this year.