Harry Styles hits back at Westboro Baptist Church after they picket 'perverted' One Direction concert

Harry Styles is easily the hardest member of One Direction to provoke - staying well clear of twitter spats, 'showers of c****' and the wrath of Boy George.

However, even he - the one we like to call 'Horizontal Hazlan' because he's so laid back - couldn't stay quiet when it came to extreme religious group Westboro Baptist Church, who picketed the boys recent concert after branding them 'perverts', 'freaks' and 'sin-chasing' in a public rant.

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In a recent statement posted to their official website, the group - who also labelled Taylor Swift a 'proud whore' -  said: "WBC will picket this perverted pop boy band from the UK who claim to be the world's #1 band.

“Indeed, they are a perfect representation of this filthy world and the sin-chasing, f*g-enabling, God-hating, Christ-rejecting UK who has banned WBC from preaching within her borders."

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The group did indeed rock up outside One Direction's Take Me Home Tour concert in Kansas City to spew their hatred upon the waiting fans - and Harry wasn't happy about it.

After spotting the 'protesters' when arriving at the venue, he tweeted: "Despite the company outside, I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all. Thanks for coming to the show though."

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DAYUM STRAIGHT (no pun intended) - nice one Harreh.

Directioners also joined in, following Harry's lead and blasting the group for their actions on Twitter. WBC responded: "Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are your kindest & most loving friends, while #OneDirection are the enemies of your soul! #FearGod."

Enemies of our souls? Actually, we don't think our souls have ever been happier than that time we watched a video of the 1D boys twerking.

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