One Direction's On The Road Again Tour stops in the Philippines may be in jeopardy. Last year, video surfaced of 1D members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking "Mary Jane" before a concert, and that clip has been enough to anger anti-drug groups in the country and now they're asking the "Night Changes" group to submit to drug tests before entering the country.
Laban ng Pamilyang Pilipino, a Philippine anti-drug group is asking the country's Bureau of Immigration to force the boys of One Direction to take drug tests before they're allowed to enter the country, Gossip Cop reports. Tied to the welfare of the country's Directioners, Laban ng Pamilyang Pilipino cites the controversial drug-fueled video as its reason for thinking that One Direction is not suitable entertainment for the country's teens and young children.
Fans of One Direction are not in support of the drug tests or the assumption that their favorite boys are adamant users. Directioners have the topic #StopTheDRUGTESTfor1DPH trending on Twitter. Citing past charitable efforts for the Philippines and the fact that the country hasn't made other controversial stars submit to testing, fans are calling for the country to halt the tests.
— Evumini Hasara (@EVEKENNELIA) March 12, 2015
To be honest, its completely disrespectful to 1D for making them look like they're taking drus. #StopTheDRUGTESTfor1DPH — NICOSIGH✖ (@NeilConche) March 12, 2015
— aly (@_strawzarry) March 12, 2015
i learned a lot of things from these boys but doing drugs is not one of them. Let. It. Go. #StopTheDRUGTESTfor1DPH — excuse my finals (@harrysmexybun) March 12, 2015
They're also saying that, well, partying with Malik may help calm the government down...
"The boys need to do a drug test" Govt should get high w/ Zouis & maybe their IQ will raise and they'll be smarter #StopTheDRUGTESTfor1DPH
— zayn (@alex112934) March 12, 2015
One Direction is set to perform back-to-back concerts at the Mall of Asia Concert Ground in Manila on March 21 and 22. The March 21 date is sold out, but the shows may now be in jeopardy. One Direction's camp has not yet responded as to whether or not the drug tests will even happen or if they will force the band to cancel the concerts.