Zayn Malik: ‘I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas – the nice areas’


Honestly, my only opinion of Zayn Malik before today was that he was a little poseur, a wannabe hardcore d-bag who spit in the face of success because of youth and arrogance. While there’s still a vein of that in my new opinion of him, I can also say that the kid gives a good interview and he’s probably not ALL bad. Zayn covers the new issue of Billboard and the interview is at turns infuriating, funny, interesting, eye-rolly and Bieber-esque. Zayn talks about almost everything – you can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

His current opinion of One Direction: “I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it’s just not where I sit as a musician. The other boys’ taste was generally indie rock. It’s good music, but I don’t f— with it. That was never cool where I was from.”

There is no rivalry between Zayn & the 1D guys but they’re not close: “There are no sides to pick. We’re not going head-to-head… The truth of it is, you can think one thing about a situation and the total opposite can happen. I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it’s stuff you overcome in time.”

Complaints about the machinery: “It was like a f—ing machine going constantly… We weren’t allowed to say certain things, or word [lyrics] the way we would want to. I’d sit and wonder, ‘If the fans knew how it worked, what would they think?’ My argument was: People are more intelligent than that. They want to hear what’s real, so why don’t we write some stuff that we’re actually going through?”

What he likes in a woman: “I need a challenge. Also, I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas — the nice areas. I like a fuller woman. I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they’re wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion.”

He’s never learned anything from his female fans: “I was raised by a lot of women, so there’s nothing any fan girl could’ve ever taught me about any woman. I fully understood every person who’d come and see the band, because I have crazy aunties and crazy sisters who would fan-girl over actors. If people can’t have something, they want it.”

He smokes sativa: Malik only burns sativa (the more energizing, cerebral strain of marijuana), because it’s “creative weed.”

Whether he’s heard One Direction’s new album: “Nah. I’ll be honest. I thought the first single was quite cool. I heard the second single and” — he screws up his face — “yeah, I didn’t buy the album.”

What he accomplished in a boy band: “Status. The capability to restrain certain things I would want to do. I also learned it’s good to keep friends. Because you don’t know when you’re going to make new ones, so you should probably just keep the old ones.”

[From Billboard]

The bit about what he wants in a woman is interesting/infuriating. It could have been a body-positive message if he had just kept it to “I like a fuller figured lady.” Instead, it’s like he’s just saying he wants a woman with big boobs. As for Zayn wanting an intellectual conversation… people are reading that as a diss about his ex-fiancée, Perrie Edwards. Burn.

In the middle of the article, there’s a lengthy conversation about Zayn’s Islamic faith. Zayn himself refuses to discuss it within the interview, so Billboard sort of goes off on a tangent about how his faith is obviously important to him but it’s too dangerous for him to talk about publicly. However the first line of the Billboard piece sets the scene with Zayn drinking whiskey, something that most Muslims do not do. Anyway, I think the way Billboard handled Zayn’s faith was… strange, I guess. It’s not like he was interested in talking about it, so they should have just left it at that. Instead, they tried to reframe him as The Muslim Pop Star (Who Likes To Drink & Smoke Sativa).


Photos courtesy of Billboard.

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  1. Esther says:

    funny thing is he does not come across as a man who could talk about anything besides appearance.

    • Jane says:

      ^This. I just thought the very same thing!

    • qwerty says:

      Word. Also, notice how his answer was that he likes a challenge..and then he moved on to discussing appearance. The “opinion” part was probably added cause he realised he sounds like an airhead.

    • Minnieder says:

      Right? I’d love to hear his views on ISIS.

      • Mira says:

        Why would you want to hear his views on them, because he is a muslim? This is the sort of misguided comments he has to deal with which i would assume is exactly why he doesnt speak on faith.

      • melodycalder says:

        He does want a woman who can talk politics, about the world, and have an opinion. Isis is one of the biggest topics now days, I would be interested to hear what he thinks, or if he even thinks about them at all.

      • Mira says:

        He tweeted Free palenstine a year ago so he does thinks about these types of things. He obviously has opinions. He got a terrible backlash for that tweet.
        I don’t see why his opinion on that is more interesting than say Justin Timberlake or Beyonces opinion on that. That is an extreme strand of a religion that the vast majority of muslims have no affinity with. We don’t ask our christian pop stars for comments about christian fundamentalist terrorists who kill abortion doctors do we?

      • Heat says:

        Waaaah? Why would you want to know his views on ISIS? Is it because he is a Muslim? He is a musician, good or bad…his views on world issues is irrelevant, in my opinion.

      • ISO says:

        Every Muslim isn’t associated with an extremist faction, just like Tim Tebow isn’t asked his views on the KKK- simply because he identifies as Christian.

    • Alex says:

      Exactly I rolled my eyes so hard because he sounds so vapid

    • teacakes says:

      yeah, he doesn’t come off as someone super deep but that didn’t stop him hashtagging #freepalestine at one point while he was still with the band.

      He may not be able to articulate it in any clear way, but it’s apparent he does think about his faith at least. And yeah, he’s drinking which isn’t allowed in Islam, but frankly, that doesn’t make him not a Muslim, just not a super observant one. Just the way Sikhs who cut their hair remain Sikhs if they consider themselves as such, or Catholics who are pro-choice remain Catholics, or Jewish people who don’t observe a kosher diet still remain Jewish if that’s how they think of themselves.

      Obviously these are only examples, but you know what I mean – a LOT of people in this day and age cherry-pick aspects of their religions that they want to/can observe, and ditch others.

    • sarah says:

      Maybe I’m an optimist with the upcoming new generation of celebs/artist (who are my age) but I always think, it could be worse. Zayn could have been cocky & directly bad mouthed 1D, made sexist jokes, said something narcissistic, or “man-splained”. Compared to Jaden, Kylie, Louis, Biebs, etc.. Zayn doesn’t bother me. He seems to be figuring himself out, and what comes with that sonetimes is breaking ties, publicly, so, I think it could be a lot worse

  2. Josephine says:

    He likes fuller women but dates sticks? Yeah, not buying what he’s selling.

    • Mia V. says:

      Fully on the right places, a.k.a. boobs and ass and I don’t buy the “I like a conversation” cause he doesn’t strike as someone smart enough to have one.

    • Naya says:

      “Sticks”? Really? Why not stick to the kindergarten lexicon and also fuller women as “blobs of fat”.

    • Dani8 says:

      Yeah sticks, that is one I have heard all my life. Along with string bean, toothpick, slim pickens, bean pole, etc. Call me crazy but I’ve never been flattered by these words.

    • Lou says:

      Josephine – you just made yourself look very hypocritical . He dated Perrie and Gigi who both have awesome figures with curves that are in proportion to their bodies. They are not ‘sticks’ and just because you may have ‘tits and ass’ or even are chunky in all the WRONG areas, it doesn’t mean you can insult the girls he has dated, because lets be honest.. most women want to look like them, not have DDs and asses like Kim K

      • Liv says:

        Where are Gigi’s curves? Nothing against her body, I mean she is the model of the year 2015, but she’s thin and pretty narrow, not curvy in my opinion. Which makes his statement a bit ridiculous/not believable (probably just wants to comfort his fans).

      • Sunsetsnow says:

        Where are these mystery curves on Gigi? I’m squinting and still not seeing them.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Curvy is a body shape, Gigi’s hip-to-wasit ratio looks pretty curvy to me.

      • Lou says:

        She has a perfectly sized breasts and ass for her shape. If you deny it then you clearly think any girl who isn’t a DD is ‘flat’ or in Josephine’s world ‘sticks’

      • Liv says:

        I certainly don’t, but I wouldn’t consider Gigi a curvy girl either. Her body is not very curvy in my opinion. Candice Swanepoel’s for example is much curvier.

  3. Sixer says:

    “The capability to restrain certain things I would want to do.”

    Does he mean by that: the demands of being in a boy band – in terms of outside image and maintaining PR – taught him a measure of self discipline he wouldn’t otherwise have had? If so, that’s interesting and something that’s never occurred to me before.

    • Mira says:

      Its widely known that Simon trained them to be media puppies.
      The article also says Zayn was cast in a certain role within the band as the dark moody one.
      But i think he also refers to the workload. They were on tour non stop forever.

  4. Abbott says:

    “New phone. Who dis?” – One Direction.

  5. Eva says:

    How is that a burn about Perrie? He was with her for years so obviously she is the kind of woman he likes.

  6. Senaber says:

    Dude seems like a real tool and I don’t get the “posing with my thumb on my face” sex-ay pose. I’ll pass.

    • Freebunny says:

      It’s to show off his tattoos, cause you know he’s a real rebel.

    • Rice says:

      It’s like the male equivalent of “dead eyes with mouth open” for females.

      • qwerty says:

        Please don’t call women females.

      • embertine says:

        Oooh, qwerty. Be careful, I got called a lunatic on this site for saying that.

      • Shambles says:

        Genuinely curious and no snark intended: why not call women females?

      • QQ says:

        Shambles: cause usually that is how F*ckboys refer to women when they don’t respect them, as pretty much the equivalent of Body Holes, female as in Animal Kingdom Female, no humanity… That’s why “Female” rankles a Lot of people

        Asidebullsh*t; This boy could be a young Nephew but GOOD GOD is He Incredibly Pretty

      • Shambles says:

        QQ, thank you! That’s what I thought, I just wanted to clarify. It does make me think of someone like Tyga sitting around with all of his other idiot friends saying sh*t like, “Females, man, they’re all too sensitive when I try to hit on their 14-year-old-selves.”
        The word doesn’t bother me personally, but I can definitely see why it would be no Bueno for some ladies.

        Boyfriend is pretty, but he just needs to not open his mouth. Ever.

      • Kitten says:

        This is probably the wrong place to post this but I have to admit that on an entirely superficial level, I’m immensely attracted to this dude.

        *strolls over to Shame Corner, plops down in seat*

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        This female thing – I don’t know. Just because some men use it in a derogatory way we shouldn’t be allowed to say it? It’s a word with a meaning. Why let them have it?

      • Susan says:

        GNAT I agree. Its not a derogatory term to Gen Xers and up. Let’s chill on the “everything offends me” bandwagon.

      • MoochieMom says:

        Kitten – it is okay. I have a crush on Harry that I didn’t even know I had until I accidentally watched one of their videos.

      • qwerty says:

        I’m the last person to be offended or clutch my pearls but females makes me barf. There’s a certain kind of a man who uses this word. And he doesn’t respect women very much. My absolute favourite is seeing “females” and “men” in the same sentence. Not uncommon, why would that be…?

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @kitten: I guess I’ll be joining you in that shame corner. 🙂

      • Sea Dragon says:

        This is so sad. As a Gen-X’er it would never occur to me that one of the most basic gender identifiers could be perceived as perverse. I use it when I’m writing something lengthy and need synonyms so I’m not repeating the same word or when I’m using the term “male and female”. What do I say instead? Male and girl? Male and woman? Ladies and guys? Ugh!

      • Serenity says:

        As a medical professional, this is how we write out our notes/make presentations – patients are male or female. There is nothing derogatory about that. It’s all in context. I don’t see that Rice said anything wrong in their original statement. It was not in the least bit demeaning to anyone out there.

        Let’s save our offense for things that are actually offensive.

    • Abbott says:

      It’s a good looking thumb.

  7. Nancy says:

    Although I don’t even have an opinion of him, I know so little, I do admire what he said. There are so many girls out there who think they have to be a stick pin to be pretty or desirable. Just by saying he liked a substantive body gives hope to normal sized girls. They take what their idols say as gospel. Maybe some hungry skinny girl who lives on tic tacs and coffee will eat a cheeseburger today. Good for him in that respect. Be healthy girls…….

    • qwerty says:

      So which is it, be healthy or eat cheeseburgers?

      • Nancy says:

        Wow. I was simply making a comment that girls starve themselves to be beautiful. This is hardly news, it’s a decades long problem. If this kid makes an anorexic girl want to eat, it’s wonderful and healthy. They do listen to what these boys say. People take things so literally, obviously a cheeseburger was just food, not what I would suggest for good health. Lands sakes.

      • Josefina says:

        “I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas — the nice areas. I like a fuller woman”

        I seriously don’t understand how that can be read as “eat unhealthily”.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I’m healthy and I just ate a cheeseburger…

    • Cherry says:

      Oh my god, a teenage playboy’s stupidly worded opinion about being ‘chunky in the right places’ is supposed to give ‘hope to normal sized girls’? Dear me, I really really hope us ladies have evolved past that…

    • co_ra says:

      He wants boobs and ass. Not a normal size girl. This will make girls get Kardashian ass

      • qwerty says:

        Perrie and Gigi are normal sized.

      • Nancy says:

        Normal girls do have boobs and butts……generally in proportion to their bodies. Kardashians are not normal or girls and many question the authenticity of their asses. I give up though, everyone wants to argue today.

      • LAK says:

        Nancy: Normal girls are all shapes and sizes with or without boobs and or ass.

    • MoochieMom says:

      You are missing the point of his statement. He should have said, “I like tits and ass,” but that sounds bad. So he worked it.

    • daisy says:

      He says these things because his PR team wants him to make his chubby FEMALE fanbase feel like they have a chance

      • knower says:


        BlingGossip had a blind about this specific interview recently, titled “Playing To Their Fantasies”

  8. Anon says:

    I have a lot of Muslim friends and many of them drink, though a few do not.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Most Muslim people I know drink. Although, they are from Bosnia and Herzegovina which is completely different from every other predominately Muslim country in the world, so maybe they are an anomally.

      • teacakes says:

        It’s not just European Muslims who drink, I’ve known a lot of Indian Muslims and they all drank too (the men, anyway – some of the women didn’t, but then that was largely a cultural thing since I know a ton of Hindu and Christian women who also avoid alcohol)

    • Maybeiamcrazy says:

      Most muslim people i know drink too. The pork consumption is probably more indicative about islamic belief. I have never met a religious muslim who eats pork. I wonder if drinking alcohol is less sinful than eating pork or just a cultural thing.

      • Asiyah says:

        I don’t know if the right term is “less sinful,” but I understand what you mean by your question. Good question to ask and I want to see what the shaykh says about this. Both are sinful but the question is: which is worse?

      • HollandW says:

        I have seen Muslims turn pale and spitting food out, when they discovered it contained pork, but where fine when they where told the batter contained beer. So I would go with the pork being more sinful.

        Also, it is far easier (for young muslims) to adhere to the not eating pork rule than the no alcohol/tobacco/drugs rule. You can get many weird looks from your friends when you are the only one not drinking a beer. Skipping the bacon on your burger, not so much.

      • Sarah says:

        Pork-eating, alcohol-drinking Muslim here! Both are forbidden in Islam for various reasons, but in my experience Muslims usually are more stringent about not consuming pork. I think the predominant reasons for that are that while alcohol is widely available in Muslim countries (through bootleggers, even if it is generally banned), pork is not. Also, culturally pork is thought of as filthy, so not many people have the desire to eat it.

      • Lena NOT Dungham says:

        actually in the religion ALCOHOL is considered more Sinful since you lose the sense of right or wrong,disinhibition that is.Pork is just an animal but most muslims have never consumed it,its justb very unusual and not available in their respective cultures and considered filthy because it consumes crap.

    • Mira says:

      I don’t really understand why this is confusing people, obviously there are varying degrees of strictness within each religion
      I never seen anyone say so and so can’t be that religious when a christian pop star drinks or smokes.
      I thought there were other aspects about his faith in this article that was more interesting, for instance the more troubling islamphobic aspects he had to deal with from mainstream press and some fans.

  9. Miss Grace Jones says:

    …just say you like boobs and ass.

    • vauvert says:

      As much as a size 0 model has boobs and ass and can present an intellectual challenge… (My eyes just rolled right off the table and into the corner.)
      So much hard posing. Much coolness. How anyone can look at this man child and think he is attractive is beyond me.
      The only good thing I can say is I respect that he doesn’t discuss his faith. I think celebs over share in general and one’s religion should be private. (Also one’s bikini shots, bathroom habits etc. but I lost hope on that).

    • Locke Lamora says:

      And what’s wrong with that? He’s allowed to have a type. Who cares, he’ll end up with a model anyway.

      • Linn says:

        Of course he can but he could just say it instead of trying to hide his true intentions with pretty words. He doesn’t like a fuller woman.

        Coming across as arrogant in the rest of the interview doesn’t help either. Just because you have female family members doesn’t mean you understand every woman on the planet.

  10. Allie says:

    I love Zayn, but I really need him to stop talking. That body question was so ridiculous. Chunky in the right places? Ok, like the size 0 model he’s dating right now? And I have yet to hear him say one profound thing so maybe we shouldn’t diss Perrie, who he already embarrassed enough by publicly cheating on her. It’s like he’s trying so hard to get over boy band image, but dude, let it come naturally.

    • qwerty says:

      To be fair, mostly she embwrassed herself by forgiving him each time and wanting to go through with the wedding after that. No self respect whatsoever

      • What was that says:

        I admit I know nothing ,just opinion ,perhaps she believed him And loved him you will never know what people tell each other in private and the lies told and believed. ..because who really wants to believe the man you love cheats on you? ..some don’t’s too painful..

      • qwerty says:

        There were pics. One took by a girl while he was sleeping next to her. There is denial, then there is stupidity.

  11. Naddie says:

    I don’t know why he gets a pass here. Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence are always heavily criticized whenever they open their mouths, but this little guy here is “funny” and “interesting”. He’s just our typical playboy. And what he said about women could never be turned into “body positive”, just a regular guy with regular tastes.

    • Miss Grace Jones says:

      I don’t see how he gets a pass when every article I’ve read here has been filled with people dragging him and calling him some variation of a douche bag or people not caring who he is. It’s not really a man v women thing on this website.

      • Naddie says:

        I do. Considering the idiot he seems to be, people go easy on him around here.

      • Mira says:

        Harry is what would be considered a playboy too and gets all love around here. Actually his playboy ways seems to be celebrated.
        Zayn gets more shit than any of the members of that band despite the fact that they all have been accused of being playboys or cheaters at some point ( exception is Liam). So I have to disagree with you.

      • ell says:

        @naddie, agreed.

    • Manjit says:

      If he looked more like Ed Sheeran I think opinions might be somewhat different.

    • Josefina says:

      All the reactions about his interviews are negative and pretty much everyone who isn’t a fan dislikes him. I’d say JLaw and Swifty get far more passes than him.

    • serena says:

      +1 he’s not funny nor intersting, seems just thristy and pathetic to me.

    • Caz says:

      I don’t find Zayn remotely interesting or talented. I don’t want to know his views on anything. Harry is the only 1D member that will have a proper solo career.

  12. jinni says:

    Meh. If he said he liked fuller figure but didn’t make a point to say in certain places, but was never seem dating a woman that most would consider that size ( usually size 10 and up) he’d be ripped apart for pandering to the body positive community and lying. I don’t see what is wrong with him specifying that he likes a certain body shape. I mean, no one rags on women who only date tall men. Plus it’s not like he insulted larger women.

    As for the rest of this article, other than his looks, I really don’t get the hype around this guy. Maybe once he actually releases some solo stuff I’ll get what the big deal is.

    • qwerty says:

      Plenty of men are angry with women who have a height preference, actually.

      • jinni says:

        Sure, but I doubt if some female entertainer said she only dates guys that are 6’4″ and up that people will get on social media and drag her for liking what she likes and bloggers wouldn’t point out that she is discriminating against short/average height guys; they wouldn’t even make note that she only likes guys of a certain height at all. She wouldn’t need to clarify or apologize for her comment either. So yeah, there are some guys that are upset, but women don’t get dragged like guys do for liking what they like and they shouldn’t, but than neither should guys be dragged or judged especially when they didn’t insult/ put down anyone else in order to justify their preference.

    • Maybeiamcrazy says:

      I absolutely agree with you. He is allowed to have a type. I am a woman and i have my own preferences too. Nothing wrong with it.

    • Josefina says:

      Thank you. If a guy likes women with near impossible measures that’s his problem. He’ll be the one being dissapointed over and over again about how imperfect women happen to be. I got my own figure, I like it and I’ve met guys who like it too. If I’m too fat for him, well, his loss.

    • Dani8 says:

      I don’t think him liking a certain body type is the problem. The problem is the comments that diss thin women in favor of the curvy girl. Why can’t both be celebrated? Why does it always have to be one is good and the other bad? We women need to stick together.

  13. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I know nothing about him beyond this interview, so maybe I’m missing context, but I thought he sounded fine. His eyes are beautiful. I also learned in my twenties that the ease of making friends slacks off considerably as you get older, so you should cherish the ones you have.

  14. sally says:

    His pr has been good so far. I am anticipating his album

  15. BendyWindy says:

    I don’t think his faith being important and drinking and smoking are mutually exclusive. A lot of professed Christians drink, smoke, commit adultery etc. LOL. We don’t always live up to our ideals.

  16. genevieve says:

    “I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they’re wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion.”

    I notice he doesn’t actually specifically assign a speaking role to the woman in this. I’m guessing the “intellectual conversation” is coming mostly from him.

    • Josefina says:

      “Construct a sentence”. That sounds a lot like speaking to me. What are you talking about?

  17. embertine says:

    “Young man raised on photoshopped images of women prefers very skinny girls who nevertheless have huge breasts and asses”

    That’s it ladies, we can all go home. Zayn has solved sexism for us.

  18. Lucy says:

    Uh yeah, no. Still think he’s an ungrateful, full of sh*t douche

  19. Josefina says:

    I don’t like him and I think he’s full of shit but hey, even if it’s lies, he’s telling teen girls to be smart and not starve themselves. That is never unwelcome, especially from someone with a gigantic fanbase in that demographic.

    I’m sure more than one little girl out there read this and felt a little better about her body. Maybe it’s a lie and yeah, she shouldn’t need confirmation from a man to like her body. But she did, thanks to Zayn Malik, and I thank him for keeping that in mind in his interviews.

    • Linn says:

      He isn’t telling teen girls to not starve themselves, he’s telling them to starve themselves but have a big butt and big boobs nevertheless.

      • Josefina says:

        I read it as “you don’t have to be bony, it’s okay to have some meat here and there”, and I’m pretty sure that’s how Zayn’s 12 year old fans, the people this message was directed to, took it as. But you know, it’s a valid choice of life to go around expecting the very worst out of everyone.

      • Linn says:

        oh come on, don’t be so naive. If I wanted to say that he likes women that are a bit heavier he would have said that. But he specifies that it’s only alright for him if it’s in “the nice areas”.

        What do you think those nice areas are? Stomach? Arms? Double Chin?

        I don’t go around expecting the worst, I just prefer to walk through life with my eyes open.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Yeah, I think he means curvy/shapely but not overweight. He should have found a better way to word it though. One way to look at it is that he’s saying a girl doesn’t have to be a size 0 to be attractive to him, but as somebody said upthread, it could also make some young fangirl want to get implants.

  20. Mira says:

    He is so gorgeous, seriously beautiful!
    Generally I don’t see why everyone is fretting about the body thing. Nobody calls Skarsgaard out for only dating uberskinny girls. Zayn doesnt date big girls but come on Perrie and Gigi are actually not uberskinny like say Alexa Chung or Bosworth. Gigi is usually used as an example of a more normal figure in the modelling world, she isn’t one of those emancipated models.
    At least he is trying to send a good message to his teenage girls fans.

    • ell says:

      “Nobody calls Skarsgaard out for only dating uberskinny girls.”

      omg. and why should people call him out for that??? i hope people never call me out for dating mostly tall dudes.

      • Mira says:

        You misunderstood the comment, i am not saying anyone should call anyone out, people like what they like.
        I am referring to the comments upthread, you need to read this in context. He (Zayn) is being called out because he made comments about body image and intellectual capacity according to posters here the women he dates doesnt live up to those standards. When actually you could just take a positive view and say this is a nice message for teenage girls.
        But because he is disliked people have a go at him.Skarsgaard is just an example since he is so well loved here, i didn’t mean to specifically have a go at him. For instance Skarsgaard claimed he wanted a woman he could discuss world issues with. And then he dates well you know…
        It just shows that if people like someone they are prepared to see past certain things that they may claim is hypocrisy from others 🙂

      • Linn says:

        @Mira The main reason he gest called out because of the way he worded his opinion not because of the preverence itself.

        I like chunky woman and fuller woman because I’m so deep and intellectual but of course only chunky and fuller in the breast and butt area. Tehehe.

        If he had just said he likes curvier woman/woman with an hourglass body it would be a nonissue.

      • Mira says:

        You’re paraphrasing what he said though. He could have just said i am tits and ass man, but if he said that i have a feeling people wouldn’t have liked that either.
        He doesnt strike me as an intellectual at all but i don’t see this as worse hypocrisy then say skarsgaard or chris martin especially who loves to mouth off about how deep and intellectual he is but turn around and date pretty women who aren’t exactly known for their intellectual capacity.
        Zayn is 22 so i am gonna give him more leeway for saying stupid or hypocritical things, than 40 years olds like skarsgard, martin or leo.

  21. Skins says:

    I’m sure Gigi Silver Spoon is full of intellectual conversations

  22. Lo says:

    Translation: I like tits and ass

  23. ell says:

    “I need a challenge. Also, I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas — the nice areas. I like a fuller woman. I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they’re wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion.”

    ew. and i like when you stfu, zayn.

    seriously, this is what i mean when i say that it’s better when celebs are a bit mysterious, because more often than not when they speak these are the results.

    • What was that says:

      The very saddest thing I discovered is many beautiful celebs are just that ..empty,,,they do not have to make an effort and learn so do not and when you meet them you realise do many actors are just that ..just like in sport it is so rare to find one who is educated ..
      My saddest thought is I read all this celeb but wish we valued other gifts higher than that pretty face…and the young genre ration may see that what we value and reward is not the cleverest or kindest but the prettiest,thin beautiful..I fall into that trap as we all do but wish we could value other people more highly..

  24. Deroet says:

    I think he is definitely one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen; I also think he’s a genuinely good person. He is very devoted to his mom (and his entire family), he’s generous and he’s kind. Yeah, he comes off like a dick sometimes but he’s only 22. He was always my favorite member of ID and I still like him.

  25. Cat'sMeow says:

    What is this “cerebral” strain of pot of which you speak?

  26. Lou says:

    I’m really glad that the other boys have snubbed him, because he doesn’t deserve their friendship. They carried him for years when all he did was mope around onstage and say nothing in interviews (and then he blames everyone else for the fact that he was called the mysterious and quiet one – fkin speak if you want to be heard, he said himself he wasn’t shy!!)

    Then he goes and dumps them at the beginning of a huge tour, not because he was ‘overworked; – they had just had 6 weeks off – but because he was caught cheating on his fiancee and he couldn’t handle being called out for it. In his mind he is entitled to be with other girls and there have been way more than the 2 he was caught cheating with. He could have waited for 4 more concert dates until the Asian leg was over and they had a month off for the fans to get used to him leaving.

    He can white wash everything but people have long memories. He would have likely finished the tour if he wasn’t caught, and now he would have had a hiatus to go and do his solo stuff and the choice not to come back.

    He is a gorgeous guy with a good voice but he needs to grow up a lot. The Gigi think is soo convenient for him – i hope she feels she’s getting something out of it too.

  27. Asiyah says:

    Perhaps he doesn’t want his faith to be a focus because of today’s climate. From what I hear, he’s from a particular part of the UK where a certain demographic of Muslims reside and they’ve faced a lot of backlash. Not to mention, some of these boys in that demographic go hardliner. He might want to disassociate himself from both the racists (for lack of a better word. I know Islam is not a race) and those who might consider him a fake Muslim because he drinks. He’s faced a ton of discrimination on account of his faith and maybe he’s protective of it. I know that at this point I tend to be even more personal and private about being Muslim because you have Islamophobes on one side calling you a terrorist and then you have a few Muslims on the other side judging every move you make (it’s really only a select few but, as with any judgmental person, they are LOUD).
    He also might not want to be labeled as a Muslim Pop Star because he feels as if he doesn’t merit that title. He’s not exactly singing nasheeds. Finally, he might not want to be “typecast” (again, for lack of a better word) because he’s already the odd one out in this industry and the typecast will further alienate him.

  28. serena says:

    Riiiiiiiight, so he wants girls with a bit of meat and have intelligent conversations… that’s sure the profile of Gigi Hadid. And also, he gets upset the 1-D dudes are still mad at him / don’t want anything to do with him. boooh poor baby Zyan, his friends aren’t calling him after he backstabbed them. Sure Zayn, sure.

  29. HEJ says:

    Poor Zayn he will never find a woman who wants to talk about anything else than hair and makeup.
    Those women are extremely rare and only the most amazing guys, no, men, will ever deserve them since they are so much better than all the other vapid women

  30. Sarah01 says:

    He’s in his 20’s and his answers reflect that. Some of the posters here are quite vicious when it comes to young people. In my 20’s I was complete mess, i wasn’t a celebrity and didn’t have the same pressures and stresses to deal with. And being a Muslim doesn’t make him an entire groups representation, he wrote free Palestine and that qualifies him to answer all Muslim / Middle East issues? I know of people who support Palestine and are atheists.
    It’s like Oscar Isaac saying he doesn’t identify as Latino. Ethnic minority’ entertainers are not responsible for being representives for any groups they are here to showcase their talents or lack there of.

    • MoochieMom says:

      He has people who tell him how to answer these questions. At least, if I was him, I would.

    • Mira says:

      Thank you sarah01!
      I said the same thing on a JLaw post, i don’t think most people here remember what its like being 20 or 22 going by the judgemental attitudes towards younger people.

      • Linn says:

        I AM in my twenties and I still think he sounds immature and stupid especially compared to the people of his age in my social circle. You are acting as if we were talking about a 14 year old and not a grown man. Furthermore it’s not like he has to answer these questions on his own and on the spot. He probably has a whole team handling his PR and can make demands what can and cannot be talked about in interviews.

        But I guess there is no such thing as bad publicity.

      • Linn says:

        And just for the record, I do NOT expect him to talk about difficult political situations or have more of an opinion about Middle East issues just because he’s a Muslim.
        And an interview with Billboard is obviously not the right place and time for those topics anyway.

  31. pleaseicu says:

    He’s such a try hard, insufferable, pretentious douche. He also seems incapable of accepting responsibility for the deterioration of his own relationships and for his own actions.

    In his Fader interview he pretty much admitted he froze the guys out and the first and only person he spoke with was Liam and that was six months after he quit the band. And then he released the Fader interview on the day that their 5th album was released ripping their music and their writing to shreds. And now he’s playing the victim about I wanted to be friends, why won’t they call me back? He’s lucky none of them have dropped a fraction of the dirt they have on him and just choose to ignore him instead.

  32. Tiara says:

    I’m really shocked that people are blaming this guy’s age on him being a totally vapid douche hat. I’m also 22 and I would never say some of the things both he and Jlaw would say at least on a public level. Fart jokes stopped being funny to me when I was 5. These people are adults not children. With all the money and opportunities they have, they should be well traveled and have experienced things us normal folks could never dream of. But instead they talking about pizza sandwiches and big boobs. Sorry about the rant, I’m just tired of being lumped into groups with these people because of their age. Not all young 20 something’s are this vapid.

    • Mira says:

      20 somethings are like all people, some say stupid stuff some say intelligent stuff most say a bit of both. You see Jlaw tells stupid fart jokes but she also talks about wage equality.
      (I don’t find her or Zayn more vapid than the average actress or pop star that is covered on this site to be quite honest. I mean most people who are covered here usually talk about stuff like this. I don’t see the big deal if you are used to this site? Perhaps they lack filter sometimes especially Jlaw, but i don’t make the mistake of thinking she is stupid because she lacks a filter).
      Generally people get wiser as they get older but you’re lucky if you have it all figured out at 22.Not everyone is like that. Kudos to you 🙂

  33. Tiffany says:

    Ummm….has he put out an album.

  34. Lakeridge says:

    Uh yeah, I got the message….you wouldn’t be into my round bulbous stomach… 😉