Zayn Malik has confirmed he no longer identifies as Muslim in a new interview.
Speaking to British Vogue, the former One Direction singer, 25, said he is not a practicing Muslim anymore and no longer believes in ‘any’ of the religion.
He told the publication: ‘I’m not professed to be a Muslim’ and when asked if he would consider himself to be Muslim, he responded: ‘No, I wouldn’t.’
The singer added although he had a ‘spiritual belief’ of a god, that he did not endorse Islam religious practices such as daily prayer and eating halal meat.
It has sparked a backlash on social media from fans who have said they are ‘ashamed’ of the star and criticised him for ‘mocking’ the religion.