One Direction Leaked Drug Video Triggers Disturbing “CutForZouis” Trend on Twitter

Truth rating: 10
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By Shari Weiss

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“#CutForZouis” began trending worldwide on Twitter on Tuesday evening after video leaked showing Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking a joint.

While there are conflicting accounts on how the trend started — by actual One Direction fans or hoaxers — many of the tweets were accompanied by graphic images of self-harm — which Gossip Cop will not be reposting here. Sadly, this is not the first time One Direction has gotten mixed up in the horrifying online movement. In August, “#CutForZerrie” trended in the wake of Malik’s engagement to Perrie Edwards. And similarly, last year, pranksters posing as Justin Bieber fans originated as sick online campaign that led “#CutForBieber” and “#CuttingForBieber” to becoming Twitter trending topics.

Regardless of its origins, these trends are completely disgusting and damaging, and they should have no place on social media.

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