The five best reactions to Zayn Malik leaving One Direction
The world's biggest boyband One Direction yesterday announced that a fifth of the band, Zayn Malik, was leaving. Cue: social media went crazy with emotional, hysterical pleas for the 22-year-old to stay put.
We've gathered the top of the best social media messages to Zayn and attempted divided them into five categories...
1. The outburst of emotion
This girl will someday look back on this and laugh...
It really has been a bad day all around for One Direction fans with he news that Zayn Malik quit the band. Spare a thought for this poor Armagh girl who really took the news badly..but not as badly as some of us. We promise, things will get better. Look at Westlife...Posted by Armagh I on Wednesday, 25 March 2015
2. The cryptic messages
As well as the hysterical outbursts of emotion, others used the opportunity on Twitter to send cryptic, if slightly ominous, messages.
@zaynmalik Don't forget where you belong Zayn...— Paola**Nardelli (@paola_nadelli) March 26, 2015
3. The show of solidarity
Everyone's in the same boat. One Direction fans realised that and showed solidarity.
on my way school there was this girl crying and i was crying too and she was like 'zayn malik?'and i nodded and then we hugged for 3minutes— i love you zayn (@dearylouis) March 26, 2015
4. The practical requests
Some fans thought about things more practically and realised all they really wanted was chicken fries and a hug.
I just want chicken fries and a hug— savana ;) (@imnotsavana) March 26, 2015
5. The candlelight vigil
Social media expressions of angst just weren't enough for some. Instead they created a candlelight vigil to the boyband singer.