One Direction's Niall Horan has slammed a group of "abusive" fans who have been sending the pop star inappropriate messages around the clock.

The Irish singer is currently enjoying an hiatus from his post in One Direction but he continues to communicate to his 25 million-plus Twitter followers.

However, some of his follower have started becoming abusive.

Horan decided enough was enough on Tuesday, revealing a select group of foul followers had been inundating him with negative and disturbing messages, including inappropriate tweets about members of his family, in recent weeks.

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In a raging series of tweets, Horan wrote: "For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages off a group of fans (sic), they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night. But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive. Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family.

"And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew. Thank god I'm not the kind of person who thinks into stuff like this. But I just think it's crazy how we let people (get) away with things like this. And the sad thing is. As I tweet this they are in the group chat laughing at me."

The 22 year old told his less aggressive fans that he won't be letting the rude followers ruin his positive attitude, concluding, "Don't worry about me. im the most carefree, laid back person around. But I'm just signalling it, because this s**te is happening to others."

Shortly after Horan called out the trolls, his supporters stormed social media with messages of encouragement, and the hashtag #RespectNiall became the top worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

- WENN