One Direction and The Wanted's Feud Heats Up: Zayn Malik and Max George Have Nasty Exchange on Twitter

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Talk about battle of the bands.

One Direction and The Wanted engaged in an all-out Twitter war earlier this week. On Tuesday, One Direction crooner Zayn Malik called The Wanted’s Max George a “geek" -- and he was less than happy with that particular hashtag.

It all started when George tweeted a photo with "Gangnam Style" singer Psy. "Me and Psy getting messy #geekandproud," he tweeted. However, Malik's reply was less than complimentary.

“The first step is acceptance #geekoftheweek," he tweeted. He then added, "Your display just shows how much of a wannabe you are :)." That's when things got ugly. (Note: All of the tweets have since been deleted, but screengrabs of the exchange can be found here.)

George fired back with, “That’s not very nice. I was just starting to like you and your RnB hits.” The Wanted's  Tom Parker then added, “I think '1 stripes’ got his knickers in a twist bro,” referring to the signature blonde streak in Malik’s hair.

Malik fired back at Parker, tweeting, “Mate if I had a face like yours my hair would be the last thing I’d worry about :)." Parker then tweeted a photo of Malik with the message, "Bradford Bad Boi," referring to Malik's hometown in the U.K.

That's when One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson entered the Twitter beef, telling Parker, “Pipe down bad boy.”

Malik later responded to George and Parker. "Let’s not even start discussing vocal ability boys ;) would love to chat gotta run though rehearsals.” And George replied, “Enjoy rehearsals. Stay off the bud… It clearly makes u cranky.”

This isn't the first time the two boy bands have gotten into a war of words with each other. George recently told MTV he was confused by Tomlinson‘s recent harsh remarks toward the rival boy band. The One Direction singer told the UK’s Now magazine, “If you want to create rivalry, then let’s do it.”

Tomlinson went on to tell the magazine when he first heard The Wanted’s single, “All Time Low,” in the UK, he thought it was a “great song by a great band.” However, once The Wanted hit it big in the U.S. with “Glad You Came,” things started to change among the two British pop bands, he said. And the wounds are still fresh for Tomlinson.

“It changed all of a sudden,” Tomlinson added. “There was one press story where they were bad-mouthing us. I thought maybe that had been twisted. But then there ended up being about 10 stories and they’ve been caught on camera doing little things.”

But The Wanted argue it’s Tomlinson who’s making a big deal out of nothing. “It seems to us at the moment that the only time we talk about One Direction is getting asked about comments they’ve made,” The Wanted's Nathan Sykes told MTV.

George then added: “That’s true actually. It’s quite boring now. To be fair, it’s Louis, though. It doesn’t seem to be any of the others… Louis seems to be the one who has a lot to say, for some reason. I don’t know what it is.”

Before ending the conversation, however, George took one final dig at Tomlinson. “Maybe he fancies one of us or something?”

That comment obviously didn't go over well with Tomlinson and his bandmates. It seems like these two boy bands aren't going to resolve their issues anytime soon.

Are you #TeamOneDirection or #TeamWanted? Let us know in the comments!

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  • O.M.g.

    zayn didn't start this crap it was george one d all d way!!

  • kylie

    louis seems perfectly happy with eleanor. we only jokingly ship louis and harry because they are such good friends. in no way do we think that louis or any of the boys are gay. in the u.s. society definitely exhibits friendships where the companions show "intimacy" towards each other but should not be taken seriously. this is a very good example.

  • vanessa

    team1D o.m.g. the wanted needs to stop being faggs and quit hating on one direction

  • Janette

    Haha I need popcorn this just to funny..!!

  • Panini

    That does NOT make any sense. They both can sing, and they both do not use autotune. One Direction CANT sing?! Stop with this shit. They CAN sing. World Tour, Platinum Album, Take Me Home Album is fastest selling album ever. The Wanted are stuck up wannabe's. They said that One Direction would never be big or come to America and they proved them wrong... #teamOneDirection and last time I checked, One Direction is MUCH more better.

  • dd

    lol this is where I would like to point out that your fan base ships "Larry" as in Louis and Harry so this just makes you look like a hypocrite

  • kirsten

    #teamthewanted <3

  • #Team1D♥

    1D family. Nothing would of started if the wanted would have never said anything in the first place. bad-mouthing the boys saying that they'll NEVER make it in America? Wow thought they'd be the MOST Mature ,but i guess not. one direction CLEARLY proved them wrong♥

  • jen

    What a cute little bitch fit.

  • Sinead

    #TeamWanted coz The Wanted CAN sing (unlike 1D) The Wanted are greatful for small things and respect their fans (unlike 1D) and Zayn started it.

  • Jeannie

    It people like u that start the arguments!! They asked who u support not ur sarcastic comments!

  • Nesmie

    Like i said before... I am on the wanted's side and i always will be. sorry 1D but i hardly ever liked u. the wanted all the way xoxo

  • Aldogg

    you're all losers none of these people care about you

  • Tiff

    That comment saying "maybe he fancies one of us or something" about louis was to far. That's not cool. You're calling him gay. Thats just rude.

  • Panini

    They used to be cool and like friends. Then One Direction got much more popular so The Wanted got kinda pissed just cuz of that :/ #teamOneDirection

  • Panini

    There has to be a standard reason that Zayn began the name calling. Look on other articles and you will see. The Wanted were cool with One Direction until they became much more popular. Then they werent so much as friends but rivals because of The Wanted. So on this, I am #teamOneDirection. 1D just wanted to be friends until The Wanted hated how they got more fame.

  • ij

    how?? they have worked for what they got and have become very successful..1D is much bigger than them but both artists are great...zayn started this anyway..why idk??

  • ij

    1D started this argument idk know why?? and comments were very rude i think that all of the success is going to their heads...pipe down plz fellas u both are wonderful artists.

  • Mazie

    Team 1D. The wanted are not worth my time.

  • ivan

    Both are talented kids. this would even make them more interesting to the public. However, in the immortal words of an LA guy: can't we just get along?

  • Tia

    Team One direction. The wanted sucks.

  • Alexis

    #TeamTheWanted all the way <3 Zayn started this crap on twitter. You can't blame The Wanted for defending themselves.