Netmums attack 'naive' Zayn Malik after drug claims

Parenting website Netmums has criticised "naive" One Direction star Zayn Malik after footage emerged appearing to show him smoking cannabis.

Nicola Lamond from the parenting site told ITV News: "Popstars doing drugs is nothing new – but when you market your music to pre-teen children, you take on real responsibility as a role model.

One Direction's Zayn Malik was filmed appearing to smoke marijuana.
One Direction's Zayn Malik was filmed appearing to smoke cannabis. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA

“Parents need to know their infant and junior age child’s idol won’t be caught out doing anything illegal or immoral."

"Perhaps he needs to do some work with a charity specialising in helping children overcome the harrowing effects of drug use in their family.”

Read: One Direction's Zayn Malik 'filmed smoking cannabis'

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