Johannah Poulston sticks up for her son's new look

Louis Tomlinson‘s mum Johannah Poulston thinks he really suits his new longer hair.

Johannah – known as Jay – didn’t sound too impressed when a One Direction fan Tweeted her yesterday to ask if she could get Louis, 22, to change his grown-out ‘do.

‘dont wanna be rude,but people hate on Louis’ image,fans dont really like his long hair&stubble,can u ask him to fix it?7,’ wrote the Directioner.

Johannah replied: ‘It’s like this! Real respect is unconditional – it’s not based on hairstyles haha! I think he looks lovely xxx.’

Both Louis and his bandmate Harry Styles – who set out on 1D‘s Where We Are world tour last Friday – have prompted mixed reactions with their current lengthy locks.

Last week, the pair were described as looking like ‘homeless hobos’ on Twitter.

But plenty of devotees were quick to stick up for Louis‘ rock’n’roll style after mum-of-seven Johannah posted her fiery message.

‘louis looks great no matter what :),’ Tweeted one.

Another wrote: ‘he looks beautiful a little messy yeah but still lovely. Pls tell him that.’

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