One Direction's Liam Payne has ticked off fans after showing some love for A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the reality show garnered controversy when star Phil Robertson made some controversial anti-gay comments, according to the New York Daily News.

Right. We're still talking about this.

Payne, 20, tweeted to Willie Robertson, complimenting the reality star for his "family values" and business ventures.

"Huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold," the singer wrote. "Big fan."

As you know -- because we had nothing better to write and/or talk about -- Robertson's father, Phil Robertson, was briefly suspended from the show in November after expressing his religious-based views on homosexuality and black people in the South in an interview with GQ Magazine.

So now people are angry with Payne.

YouTube personality and gay rights activist Tyler Oakley tweeted to his 1.84 million followers: "Very confused and disappointed by this @Real-Liam-Payne tweet," he wrote. "This literally changes everything."

It changes "everything?" This guy must be a big One Direction fan.

"Like for real though if that tweet from @Real_Liam_Payne is legit he's made a huge mistake." Neil McNeil, another popular YouTube star, added. "You realize how many gay fans 1D has, right?"

Once the online forest fire started, Payne clarified his intent on Twitter.

"Being a fan of someone's show and the way they still hold a family together doesn't mean I am ok with all they say," he wrote. "I just watched a show and I liked it as most people do."

Willie tweeted back to Payne, offering words of support. "Thanks bro. Congrats to u boys as well," he wrote. "Y'all keep rockin, we'll keep quackin. Stay strong in this nutty world."

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