Wednesday in the United Kingdom, a 20-year-old boy announced he was engaged by calling it “cool.” But this was not just anyone, this was Zayn Malik, the scruffy-faced, ink-skinned member of twink sensation One Direction. The internet did not react well to this news.
— zaYN ♡ (@SezaynChance) August 21, 2013
There were tears…
"Zayn and Perrie are engaged" pic.twitter.com/glFW4OfCc8
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) August 21, 2013
— c a t h e r i n e (@CRAICID) August 21, 2013
So Yeah Zayn confirmed it they're really engaged hope he's gonna be happy enven tough i'm crying every tear of my body rn
— ღƊɪཞɛʗɬıօƝɛཞღ (@witcherdirect05) August 21, 2013
REALIZING HOW ZAYN IS ENGAGED NOW MAKES ME REALIZED THAT THEY'RE ALL GROWN UP NOW! THEY ARENT BOYS ANYMORE THEY'RE MEN IM SOBBING
— ♡ LUCAS FOLLOW ME ♡ (@_ideknarry) August 21, 2013
Zayn is engaged. I no longer have a reason to live.
— Alaina Taimuty (@alainataimuty) August 21, 2013
LITERALLY ME RN ENGAGED ZAYN pic.twitter.com/jVQbD1Mid9
— NEBRASKADIRECTIONERS (@NEDirectioners) August 21, 2013
Some responded like proud parents.
Still can't believe Zayn's engaged. This is all happening so fast. It seems like yesterday the boys were on X factor.
— ZERRIE (@NfinityBelieber) August 21, 2013
I still think of Zayn as the kid who can't dance.. not a grown man who is now engaged.
— ZAYN ILY. (@DaZaynMArmy) August 21, 2013
Yesterday Zayn was that shy little boy from bradford singing in front of Simon and the next day he is a grown up and engaged. Omfg crying.
— congrats zerrie ☮ (@marrymeleeyuum) August 21, 2013
how is zayn engaged i still dont understand wasn't he just hiding backstage from the judges like yesterday bc "i cant dance"
— le tampon (@joshdefly) August 21, 2013
But some couldn’t even go about their daily life.
"Why didn't you do your homework last night?" Zayn got engaged
— no stop (@NarwhalNarry) August 21, 2013
I had registration today and people were trying to talk to me like no Zayn is fucking engaged dont speak to me
— brittney (@narrysangel) August 21, 2013
i'm not even upset about zayn being engaged my fucking phone just broke this is a horrible day
— haha no (@ziallifornia) August 21, 2013
Of course, there were conspiracies as well.
the illuminati forced zayn to get engaged to perrie only explanation
— ❀ (@gigglyIou) August 21, 2013
U KNOW WHATS SO PAIN IN THE ASS I ALWAYS BELIEVE THE IDEA ZAYN MARRY A MUSLIM GIRL I NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD END UP ENGAGED TO A BLONDE SATAN
— ✿follow me zayn✿ (@lordtomlinmort) August 21, 2013
Hey, we’re all hurting.
I WATCHED ZAYN LOVE THAT GIRL FOR A YEAR AND NOW THEY ARE GETING ENGAGED [PUBLICITY OR NOY] MY HEART IS HURTING AND I CANT ANYMORE
— nisa | zayn please (@jokersloth) August 21, 2013