Luke insists he respects 1D when Liam gets angry

Liam Payne has hit back after The Kooks rocker Luke Pritchard lashed out at One Direction on Twitter.

The spat began when Luke, 28 – who later told fans he was ‘so drunk’ – slammed 1D for holding an iHeartRadio party in LA to mark the release of their third album Midnight Memories.

‘stop this malfunction. world realign please. artists dying,’ Tweeted Luke.

After a follower said she listened to both bands, he wrote: ‘Do not like what I do. I’d rather anyone who likes One Direction never follow me. You literally have no idea who upset I am.’

And when asked to explain what he hated about the boys, he said: ‘Everything. How can you be a fan of something that has no life? I honestly feel so depressed that you are into Kooks.’

Liam, 20, was pretty angry with Luke‘s comments – which were later deleted – and told him he didn’t think it was fair that he’d insulted Kooks lovers.

‘Sad thing is @lukekook we are/where fans of your band, nice one man verbally attacking your own fans how very rock and roll of you ;),’ Tweeted Liam.

Liam‘s message seemed to make Luke back down a little.

‘@Real_Liam_Payne man, I regret having a rant but the machinery of the industry pisses me off. I respect you do your thing,’ he Tweeted last night.

He later added: ‘This whole thing now has gone too far. Gonna say I have my opinions but meant no offence, that’s why I took down them there tweets. Love.’

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