Zayn Malik Solo Plans Leave One Direction Fans Feeling “Betrayed” — See Reactions
As Gossip Cop reported, when Malik’s shocking departure from the band was announced earlier this week, it was largely attributed to his desire to live a private life. In his statement Malik said, “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.” But in an interview with The Sun, conducted just one day after he quit, Malik revealed he is working on a solo album.
The remarks left many feeling the singer wasn’t being honest in his original statement. One fan tweeted in response to his new comments, “See if Zayn hadn’t lied and said he left because of stress and not wanting to be in the spotlight I wouldn’t be so angry right now.” Another Directioner wrote on Twitter, “I’m not sure anymore if I respect Zayn and his decision. I will tolerate it but he betrayed us big time.”
A few admitted to mixed feelings about the evolving situation, such as the fan who posted, “torn between ‘i respect zayn’s decision’ and ‘why did he do this why didn’t he tell us sooner why did he have to fake it for so long why.'” Others, however, still expressed support for Malik, and continued to use the “#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik” trend. “I JUST WANT ZAYN TO KNOW THAT HE WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOMED HERE ANY TIME! HE’S IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS EVERY DAY,” tweeted one fan.
And for certain fans, the apparent contradiction between Malik’s statement and interview furthered the theory that the star was actually fired. Check out the wide range of reactions below, and tell us what you think.
IM REALLY PISSED OFF AS TO HOW ZAYN LEFT. HE CAN FO SOLO AND DO WHATEVER THE HELL HE WANTS BUT THE WAY HE LEFT THE BOYS AND LIED HURTS
— zaynmalik1D || 123 (@stonesftstyles) March 27, 2015
I don’t really want to believe it all felt fake to Zayn, because it hurts too much. I feel like I’ve been lied to for months. — zaynmalik1D♡ (@chainednarry) March 27, 2015
If Zayn left 1D for a solo career with Naughty Boy as his producer – that is foul! It means he doesnt want a normal life at all. #LIED
— Paula Pierre (@Paulaluvs1D) March 27, 2015
I know zayn did it for us but I feel betrayed honestly how long has he been faking happiness to us — alyssa loves 5 boys (@keepingstylxs) March 27, 2015
if zayn starts a solo career which by the way is more “stressful” i will never have been betrayed worse than this
— zayn we love you (@pinkfloydharold) March 27, 2015
Zayn has NEVER lied about how much he loved us and the band just because he wasn’t happy doesn’t mean everything he done and said was a lie — taymalik1D (@allhailzjm) March 27, 2015
The only thing I’m really mad about is how much we were played and lied to. I hope Zayn doesn’t regret his decision and I hope he’s happy.
— alyssa (@daggertattoo) March 27, 2015
if zayn left the boys for naughty boy i would feel so betrayed but i wouldn’t hate him cause i can’t. if he did i hope he doesnt regret it. — rachel (@lightpinkhoran) March 27, 2015
If he wasn’t happy doing it then I just want him to happy but I won’t ever stop loving him @zaynmalik #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik
— Miss you Zayn :( (@louxashx) March 27, 2015
he left the band.. but not his fans not the memories and especially not his four brothers #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik — zaynmalik1D (@namelessras) March 27, 2015
I think yea they fired Zayn thats why Zayn is producing his own music I guess I’m not sure but yea #KCA #Vote1DUK
— WE ARE ONE DIRECTION (@DUCKHEADSTYLES) March 27, 2015
So apparently Zayn wants a solo career! So why did he leave 1D then if he wanted to be out the spotlight? Obviously he got fired — (@LuvinLittleMix) March 27, 2015
it doesn’t make sense that zayn left to be a normal 22 year old but then say he’s going solo the only thing making sense is mgmt fired him
— zayn i love you (@kingofheartszjm) March 27, 2015