11/06/2014 12:05 BST | Updated 11/06/2014 12:59 BST

Luisa Zissman Defends One Direction After ‘Joint' Video: ‘I Feel Sorry For Zayn Malik And Louis Tomlinson'

Luisa Zissman has spoken out in defence of One Direction following the leak of a video showing Zayn Malik smoking what appears to be a ‘joint’.

The ‘Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’ panelist has said she feels sorry for Zayn and his bandmate Louis Tomlinson, who filmed and narrated the vid.

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The former ‘Apprentice’ star went on to highlight that in her opinion, some rock stars who admit to drug use don’t face the criticism 1D have, leading her to conclude that perhaps the ‘Little Things’ singer should change things up a bit.

“They could mix-up the cute boyish image they have and be more rockstar because apparently society is okay with that,” she writes. “For some reason we accept the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll image sometimes, but not always. We really are a very fickle bunch.”

Plenty of celebrities have spoken out following the release of the video, including Syco Records boss Simon Cowell, who has said he hopes Directioners continue to support the band.

However, fellow boyband The Vamps have criticised them, with their guitarist James McAvey tweeting his opinions on Louis.

'BGT' winners Collabro have also weighed in on the debate, with singer Jamie stating: "One Direction are famous on a global level, I don’t endorse drugs or smoking weed but at the same time these guys are just human beings."

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