London, May 17 (IANS) Singer Louis Tomlinson has received a threat from a fan who said she hoped his baby died.
After the threat, his followers have shown support to the former One Direction member online.
An audio clip recently began circulating online, allegedly recording Tomlinson receiving a call from an unknown girl, reports dailystar.co.uk.
The female voice is heard saying: “You f***ing bitch. I hope your baby dies.”
The male voice, reportedly Tomlinson, then says: “Did you really just say that? Luckily I’ve got you on record here so that’s going to go straight to my lawyer. Well done.”
The clip was shared by 1D Updates after other recordings of Tomlinson talking to the fan emerged.
The 24-year-old answered a call from a mystery fan, who somehow got his mobile phone number and asked for him to follow her on Twitter.
In a second audio clip, Tomlinson told her: “I hope you’re s****ing yourself, you should be terrified” — but when the baby threat leaked, his fans were firmly on Tomlinson’s side.
#RespectLouis began trending worldwide, with thousands of fans supporting the star, who welcomed son Freddie with former girlfriend Briana Jungwirth earlier this year.
The former couple have received a lot of abuse since Freddie Reign was born in January.
A bizarre conspiracy theory that the baby was fake began circulating in April, with Jungwirth eventually being forced to address the rumours.
In a post on Instagram, the Los Angeles-based stylist said: “I don’t usually speak out much, but I’d like to know how would you feel as a new proud mother reading something like this? How dare anyone call my child fake. That’s sick and morally wrong.
“Say all you’d like but I won’t let anyone take away the happiness I have for my baby son. I know Louis won’t either.”