One Direction star Niall Horan has made an embarrassed apology for an online video which shows the singer calling a group of young, female fans 'a shower of c****' in Dublin airport. See the video below.
The singer has said his shocking language was simple 'banter' and that he considers the girls in questions more friends than followers.
"Really sorry if I caused any offence. It was just banter with fans who I think of more as mates," he tweeted. "But I understand that it's not a word I should be using at all."
The star, who was approached by fans as he arrived on home soil made the statement to the female fans, swearing at the youngsters.
As he walks past fans, Horan is filmed saying: "Remember the last time I walked down here? You shower of c**ts."
Watch the video of Niall Horan swearing at fans below.