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.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
one direction manchester harry and louis

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."

More From Sugarscape

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."

Harry Styles

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.

What do you make of all this - loving Harry showing a bit of sass?

One Direction branded 'perverts' and 'freaks' by anti-gay group Westboro Baptist Chruch

Jack Harries and Caspar Lee try to pick up girls using only one Direction lyrics - WATCH AND LOL

Conor Maynard: 'Zayn Malik is playing a dangerous game with his Perrie Edwards tattoo'

What do you think?