Liam Payne’s accent has completely changed and everyone is confused
28 March 2022, 11:44
Fans noticed that Liam Payne had a new accent on the red carpet for Elton John's annual Oscars party.
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A video of Liam Payne discussing the 2022 Oscars is breaking the internet. Fans are confused by how different his accent is.
Yesterday (Mar 27), the Academy Awards took place. Beyoncé opened the show with an incredible performance of 'Be Alive' from King Richard, Encanto took home the award for Best Animated Film and Ariana DeBose became the first openly queer woman and the first Afro-Latina to ever win an acting Oscar. There were also wins for the likes of Dune and Billie Eilish.
During the event, Will Smith also slapped Chris Rock following an insensitive joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and, in the aftermath, almost every celebrity has been asked about it on the red carpet, including Liam Payne, who attended Elton John's annual Oscars viewing party. However, it's not what Liam said that's breaking the internet, it's his accent.
Where is Liam Payne from?
Following Elton John's party, Liam took to the red carpet and Good Morning Britain asked him about the incident. Liam said: "Will Smith used to live behind my house. I believe whatever he felt he did, he had the right to do. It's a very sad thing. It cut me deep. Ask yourself what would you do in the same situation? I don't know how we'd all react. We're all very human."
In the viral clip, people noticed that Liam's accent appears to switch from his normal voice to Welsh to Irish to American to Scottish. Author Bolu Babalola tweeted: "Why are they asking Liam Payne and why does he sound like that". Singer Jack Remmington added: "What in God’s name has happened to Liam’s accent?! He sounds in Payne."
Liam Payne is from Wolverhampton in the UK and he usually speaks with a slight Black Country twang.
Why are they asking Liam Payne and why does he sound like that https://t.co/AKYRw2oAxn— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) March 28, 2022
What in God’s name has happened to Liam’s accent?! He sounds in Payne https://t.co/xtx9gLSJeE— jack rem x (@jackremmington) March 28, 2022
I spent 19 years growing up in Wales yet Liam Payne somehow has a stronger Welsh accent than me?! https://t.co/LjwReWCcZ5— Howell Davies (@HOWELLDAVIES) March 28, 2022
This is very unrelated to the video but has Liam’s accent always been like this? I’m very confused https://t.co/G6dI7kyGWD— HabKat (@Habibakatsha) March 28, 2022
Liam Payne's batshit new accent will heal all wounds https://t.co/Em2MT11yT2— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) March 28, 2022
As it stands, Liam is yet to address his change in accent. We shall update you if he does.
What do you think? Does Liam sound different?