Where oh where is Liam Payne’s nipple? Fans of the One Direction star have been whipped into a fever after the cover shoot for UK fashion magazine Rollercoaster was released.
The singer, who is set to launch a solo career, shared the black and white image of him holding his fists up alongside the slogan ‘No Payne, no gain’ on Instagram.
His followers were quick to point out that he appeared to be missing something:
— Liam (@Liam4infinity) March 17, 2017
We should trend missing nipple instead of AMÉM LIAM PAYNE
— Nicki (@__nicki__i__) March 17, 2017
Keen to dispel rumours that his nipple had in fact been Photoshopped out, photographer Buzz White posted the unretouched image on his Instagram:
For all those that are quick to pass comments on my @liampayne cover for @rollacoastermagazine regarding the over use of retouching. As you can see from the before and after shots that NO REMOVAL of the nipple has occurred. It’s merely down to the angle of how it was shot For those of you that miss the nipple keep eyes peeled for the issue in April #freethenipple and enjoy your weekend
“For all those that are quick to pass comments on my Liam Payne cover for Rollercoaster Magazine regarding the over use of retouching,” he wrote.
“As you can see from the before and after shots that no removal of the nipple has occurred. It’s merely down to the angle of how it was shot.
“For those of you that miss the nipple keep eyes peeled for the issue in April, #freethenipple and enjoy your weekend.”
Payne is currently awaiting the arrival of his first child with Cheryl and probably isn’t too bothered about his wondering chest.