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Liam Payne slams nude photo rumours on Twitter

2014-09-22 11:23
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Los Angeles - Liam Payne has claimed a naked photograph that leaked online over the weekend is not of him.

The One Direction hunk, 21, hit the headlines on Saturday after an explicit image of a man sitting on a bed with another gentleman wearing nothing but a black cap began circulating on Twitter.

However, the singer took to the social networking site on Sunday night to shoot down rumours that the nude man was him and address claims he's gay.

He tweeted:

Meanwhile, Liam isn't the only celebrity to get caught up in the recent nude photo leak as it is believed more than 100 stars have had naked snaps of them published online after an unidentified hacker stole images and videos from Apple's iCloud service.

Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton were among the first to be affected by the hacking scandal and have all confirmed the images of them are real.

However, in a second attack over the weekend, photographs believed to be of Kim Kardashian West, Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Hudgens and Rihanna were posted on photo-sharing site 4chan and Reddit.

Apple said it was "outraged" by the scandal and encouraged users to update their accounts with a "strong" password and enable two-step verification.

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