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'They can go f*ck themselves': Niall Horan had a brilliant response to online trolls in an interview with Esquire

No messin’.

NIALL HORAN HAS had a pretty spectacular 2017.

He’s catapulted himself to solo stardom with his debut album, becoming a genuine global star in his own right in the process.

And today Esquire magazine released an excellent sitdown interview with the Mullingar man that talked about the “process of redefining what it means to be Niall Horan”.

Who’s ready for the @amas ?

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He spoke about his American Music Awards performance – where he sported a large hat on stage:

“To be honest, I thought it was a lot smaller,” Horan says laughing. “I didn’t realize how big the brim was until I got onto the stage and there were mirrors on either side of the stage. I literally shouted at my drummer, ‘Is the brim on this hat too big?’ He just said no, obviously, because we were just about to go live on TV.”

Which led to a discussion about online trolls and abuse someone with his reach gets:

Back in the day it used to be that you’d read stuff and be like, ‘Aw, is that what they think of me?’ But the way the world turns is you can do no right, so I’ve just gone past the point of caring. Apparently all these people who are writing to you are perfect, so they have every right to say that to you. So they can go fuck themselves.

Boooom.

Nice sarcasm.

People are loving his frank message to the critics

The writer himself called it a “fantastic response to online trolls”

nialler3 Source: @MrJonathanEvans

Given he was chatting to Esquire, at least in part, about his move into modelling and fashion, Horan talked about how the hat was “an extension of being Irish”:

See, as it turns out, Horan had another, smaller hat on hand for the AMAs that he decided not to wear at the last minute. And just like the twang of “Seeing Blind,” the the fact that Horan owns a lot of headwear isn’t the outlier it might seem. “It’s kind of an extension of me being Irish,” he says of the look he’s cultivated as a solo artist. “A lot of boots. A lot of hats. And all different types of jackets—denim, leather, all different types of materials that I’m trying to get into.”

Keep her country.

Nialler shared the interview on Twitter this afternoon

You can read the full Esquire interview here, and bask in the country glow.

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