Louis Tomlinson’s fans petition for star to have more respect after BBC disaster

Louis Tomlinson's fans have launched petitions urging for the singer to be given more respect in the light of the awkward BBC interview.

The former One Direction star, 28, vowed never to appear on BBC Breakfast again after journalist Dan Walker and Louise Minchin left him feeling uncomfortable while grilling him over his grief.

His words sparked a social media spat with BBC journalist Dan as the Walls hitmaker called the interviewers out for not asking enough about his debut album.

Fans backing Louis have now proposed a number of petitions to ensure the star gets the respect he deserves or an interview focusing on promoting his new music.


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One of the petitions read: "I Made this to make Louis comfortable i hate seeing him get hurt on interview i Made this petition to show people out there to respect our Lou.

"Stop asking about his private life on an interview and please just support his career." (sic)

The word of starting a petition had started snowballing on social media before a few different petitions were kicked off on change.org by super fans.

"Petition for a louies interview, we would like to ask the questions ourselves (I promise it's going to be about music only, well except general questions on your wellbeing)," one fan wrote, among the troops. (sic)


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Others added: " #BBCBreakfast messed up with Louis Tomlinson. They really underestimated the man. Indirectly it gives more publicity and more respect to Louis."

"Cause you respect louis…please do an interview with him."

It was brought about after Louis made a stand following the interview on BBC Breakfast which left him cringing as they pried about the deaths of his late mother Johanna and his sister Félicité.

The outspoken singer vented his anger with his 33.5m followers on Twitter.

He tweeted: "Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back."

Dan attempted to resolve the spat over Twitter but he maintained they were asking questions about his mum because of his new album.

A BBC spokesperson defended the interview as they claimed the line of questioning encompassed aspects of Louis' life which have influenced his album.

They told The Mirror: “We wanted to cover all aspects of Louis’ life that have influenced his new album and feel the questioning was fair.”

Louis channelled his grief about his late mum into his lead song Two Of Us which features in his album Walls.

His mother died aged 43 after she lost a battle to leukemia in December 2016.

It's been an incredibly tough time for Louis who also sadly lost his sister Félicité aged 18 last year.

Félicité died of a heart attack after "accidentally overdosing" on Cocaine, Xanax and Oxycodone, an inquest head.

The loss of his sister come just weeks after he had dropped his song Two of Us which vocalises his feelings about coping with the death of his mother.

The singer used his new music as a vein to outpour his grief and dealing with missing his mother.

The Two Of Us lyrics read: "You'll never know how much I miss you/ The day that they took you, I wish it was me instead.

"But you once told me don't give up/ You can do it day by day/ And diamonds they don't turn to dust or fade away."

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