Some of the One Direction guys were even on hand to help Lottie celebrate her 17th birthday (they had fans at GMA sing "Happy Birthday" to her earlier in the day when they appeared on the show).
In a video that's surfaced online, Lottie sings along to a song that has the N-word...as you'd imagine, it drew a range of reactions on Twitter. Give a listen below and let us know what you think – someone (many think it's Louis) is heard saying, "You're on the camera."
Many fans found it very offensive:
That's the Video where Lottie is saying the N- word. At the End Louis is saying "You're on the camera!" - C pic.twitter.com/oYbPEljeg5— 1D Updates (@1DeeehUpdates) August 5, 2015
you are just as problematic as Lottie if you're excusing her behavior as being young and drunk. the n word is inappropriate, plain & simple— chrissy. (@hoodiepaynes) August 5, 2015
there's no excuse for lottie to say the n word even if she was singing along its still wrong or if she was drunk its still wrong— doll face (@harriestattoos) August 5, 2015
Others defended her:
people think it's acceptable for lottie to say it because she's 'drunk' like no ? there's never a time that it'll be acceptable— esra (@wtfessy) August 5, 2015
Why is everyone making a drama about this? Lottie was drunk and singing along with the song 😐— Liam (@78sIiam) August 5, 2015
why are people getting mad at Lottie lol it's literally her birthday, she's drunk and she's singing A SONG— tiara (@teelwt) August 5, 2015
A few pointed out an important fact – she's only 17 and appears to be drinking:
lottie said the n word as a part of a rap song lyrics are you guys joking— yuli ༄ four days (@hes94jenner) August 5, 2015
So apparently Lottie said the N word and was drunk? Let's remind everyone she just turned 17 and u can not legally drink in the US until 21— One Direction News (@Updates1D_News) August 5, 2015