Liam Payne's Accent Gets Everyone Talking As He's Asked About That Oscars Incident During Good Morning Britain Chat

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Liam Payne on Good Morning Britain (Photo: ITV)
Liam Payne on Good Morning Britain (Photo: ITV)

With the entertainment world reeling from what happened at the Oscars, there was naturally one question being asked as celebrities made red carpet appearances at the after parties.

One such star who gave his thoughts on the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at Sunday’s Academy Awards was Liam Payne.

The former One Directioner was in attendance at Elton John’s annual Oscars bash, and during a live red carpet interview with Good Morning Britain, he was asked about Will appearing to slap Chris onstage after the comic made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

As Liam spoke at length on his feelings on the matter, it was his accent that got everyone talking.

Liam, who hails from Wolverhampton, left many social media users baffled as he spoke on the ITV breakfast show on Monday morning, with the clip soon going viral.

“I believe whatever he felt that he did, he had the right to do,” Liam said of Will’s apparent slap. “I also felt like there were three losers in one fight... It’s a very sad thing.”

Seemingly referencing Will’s subsequent acceptance speech after he won Best Actor for his role in King Richard, Liam continued: “It was a powerful moment for me to watch one of the world’s best emoters ever we’ve seen speak from the heart, and I would rather take the beauty out of the situation than the pain.

“But I had to leave my chair, I’ll be honest with you. It got me really deep.”

Will Smith appeared to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars (Photo: ROBYN BECK via Getty Images)
Will Smith appeared to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars (Photo: ROBYN BECK via Getty Images)

During his acceptance speech, Will apologised “to the Academy and my fellow nominees”, adding: “Thank you for this honour... I hope the Academy invites me back. Thank you.”

Meanwhile, the Academy has issued a statement over the matter, while the LAPD has said that Chris will not be pressing charges over the incident.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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