Priest Calls For One Direction Ban In Philippines After Joint-Smoking Video

He wants them banned from entering the country for their gig next year


by Fiona Byrne |
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A priest in the Philippines has called for One Direction to be banned from the country after two of the band members were filmed smoking a joint.

Fr. Conegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on the Youth, has requested that the entire band be blocked from entering the country for their gig next year because they are ‘poisonous’. ‘Why admit poisonous influences? There is enough poison in our society,’ the priest said at a weekly forum in Manila. ‘Parents should stop their children from buying the expensive concert tickets of [drug addicts],’ he said, according to the Manila Times.

Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were filmed smoking weed in Peru. After the video was leaked, naturally everyone had something to say about it. Some of it was pretty ridiculous, as is standard when anything happens.

As previously reported, their bandmate Liam Payne Tweeted an apology a few days ago on the band’s behalf.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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