Liam Payne has called out the British tabloid ‘Daily Mail’ for a misleading headline about why he wasn’t able to see his 3-year-old-son Bear.

Based on an interview Liam did with Tings Magazine months ago, Daily Mail reported about how Payn and his ex Cheryl Cole decided he should “be away for a little bit” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the following headline that Payne shared on his Instagram:

It’s not unusual for me to be in and out of his life: Liam Payne says he and Cheryl agreed he should take some ‘time away’ from son Bear.

Speaking Liam stated that, “Usually I let these things slide but this is completely out of context … I couldn’t see my son because of the worldwide pandemic that is happening not because I had anything wrong with me like this headline hints at.

He continued, “This interview was done during the first nationwide lockdown at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and I was discussing not being able to see my child which is a difficult time for any parent I wish sometimes these people would do the research and give context instead of painting people a certain way for clickbait.

Payne and Cole split in July 2018 and in September, he announced his engagement to girlfriend Maya Henry.