‘One Direction’ star Liam Payne sent the Internet into a meltdown when he teased fans on Instagram.com with a naked snap.
The 20-year old star appeared to have upload a naked picture on Sunday, July 26.
With his private parts pixilated, the shot showed him standing with his arms stretched out as he stood on the deck of a boat.
“Damn that was my last pair!” he wrote, hinting that a friend took his swim trunks.
But the singer later posted the un-pixilated version of the picture, which showed he was wearing a suit the entire time.
“Oh I found them never mind aha,” he wrote.
It’s still unclear where he took the photo.
But The Sun reported that he was enjoying a “well-earned break” before One Direction begins the U.S. leg of the “Where We Are” tour.
Payne’s 1D fans took to social media demanding that the star unveil the entire picture, causing the hashtag #Uncensoritliam to start trending online.
Some even shared their efforts at “uncensoring” the snap themselves. But at the end of the day, it was Payne who had the last laugh.
More on Liam news, the singer has split from his girlfriend Sophia Smith, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly. The couple dated for eight months, and first met while attending St. Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, England.
“He’s devastated that it’s over but it was for the best,” a source tells Us of the 20-year old. “They were spending too much time apart and it’s only going to get worse this year — the band going on a super long tour, her getting busier with university.”
“Too much long distance,” the source added. “It was draining for the both of them and led to a lot of arguments. Liam was the one who chose to end it.”