Did One Direction's Liam Payne just get naked?! Not so much -- but he definitely tricked fans into thinking that!

On Sunday, the 20-year-old boy bander whipped fans into a heated frenzy when he posted a photo of himself on a boat -- and a pixilated bathing-suit area.

Along with the potentially racy pic, Liam wrote, "Damn that was my last pair!"

1D fans went wild, thinking that the music man had gone commando for the snap and demanded he post an unpixilated snap.

But alas -- not all is what it seemed. Seven hours posting the original pic, the vacationing heartthrob gave into his followers demands and shared the picture -- pre-pixilation. Looks like he actually had his bathing suit on the whole time!

Oh those cheeky Brits!

In other One Direction news, bandmate Zayn Malk got political today when he tweeted, "#FreePalestine." His fans and foes are up in arms, harshly reacting. Some followers even went so far as to say they hoped Zayn and his family would die. Wow.

Those boys certainly know how to set the Internet aflame ...