Simon Cowell apologises for Zayn Malik ‘joke’

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Published: November 9, 2015 10:13:22 PM

Simon Cowell has recently apologised for mocking Zayn Malik during an awards ceremony. The 56-year-old Simon Cowell apologized to the former One Direction star's fans and clarified that it was just a joke, Us magazine reports.

Simon Cowell has recently apologised for mocking Zayn Malik during an awards ceremony. The 56-year-old Simon Cowell apologized to the former One Direction star’s fans and clarified that it was just a joke, Us magazine reports.

Explaining his stand, The X- judge added, “I just kind of thought when I was standing on stage with them, that they were back to being five, and I saw myself One Direction for a moment.”

He added, “That’s when I made that quip, “Who needs Zayn ?.”

Cowell was picking up an accolade alongside the remaining members of One Direction at the Music Industry Awards when he made the joke .

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