Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer have come under fire after its members posed naked for a magazine cover.
The band's members -- Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford -- posed for the January issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
However, fans have been left reeling due to the content of the band's interview in the issue. Many of their followers branded them "disgusting" for comments made about sleeping with fans while others suggested it can’t be true due to it’s shocking nature, reports mirror.co.uk.
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Confused fans took to Twitter to question the interview.
ok i can't believe i'm saying this but it's true: 5sos are sexists and it's disgusting— bianca (@hemmoftbandits) December 26, 2015
@5SOS everyone is support you, I just want to know: is this picture real? is that really you? ❤— Pia_bojsen (@Peach_2002) December 26, 2015
DO YOU THINK 5SOS WOULD SAY THAT? DO YOU THINK ANY CELEBRITY IN THE RIGHT MIND WOULD SAY THAT IN AN INTERVIEW? I DONT THINK SO.— ash (@calumskywaIker) December 26, 2015
When you see the cover of 5sos on rolling stone vs. when you read the article pic.twitter.com/29iYOHuz7h— baby h (@hespoppin) December 27, 2015
coming on twitter and reading the 5sos Rolling Stones article pic.twitter.com/ghbydSNkC0— sim🦂 (@yourgirlsimran) December 26, 2015
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One wrote: “Sitting here and wondering what 5SOS' publicists were thinking when they approved this Rolling Stones feature.”
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Others suggested it has been taken out of context, adding: “Why do I feel like the whole 5SOS Rolling Stones article was taken way out of context and no one will confirm it for us.”
While others just hope the whole thing is fake.
“I really really hope that Rolling Stones article is fake BC if not then the reality of 5sos being nice guys is dead for real," wrote a user.
Where the members haven't responded directly to the controversy as yet, guitarist Michael took to Twitter to express that their fans are the reason the band exists.
i hate when people include everything in an article EXCEPT the reason we're a band; the fans— michael_is_a_penguin (@Michael5SOS) December 26, 2015
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