Directioners React to Zayn Malik’s Departure From One Direction
Though 1D singer — along with the remaining members of his band and mentor Simon Cowell — took to Facebook to explain the reason for his departure, the kind note didn’t stop the band’s dedicated fanbase from freaking out on Twitter.
While some undoubtedly heartbroken fans expressed their remorse, others took their anger out by accusing Malik’s fiancée, Perrie Edwards, for the music group’s split.
Malik, who recently left One Direction’s international tour due to stress, was also recently slapped with allegations of cheating. The 22-year-old reportedly flew home to the U.K. to reconnect with his girlfriend, but Edwards was later seen leaving their shared home with a packed bag.
Regardless of what the true reason to Malik’s exit may be — the British crooner claims he just wants to be “normal” for a bit — fans around the world pouring their souls out online over the Earth-shattering news.
Here’s what some of them are saying: