Zayn Malik Calls Out One Direction Fans After Louis Tomlinson Fight: Why Am I Being “Attacked” For “Defending Myself”?

Truth rating: 10
Zaynn Malik Louis Tomlinson Fight

By Shari Weiss |

Zaynn Malik Louis Tomlinson Fight

(Getty Images)

Zayn Malik is angry that One Direction fans are allegedly “attacking” him in the wake of his fight with former band mate Louis Tomlinson.

As Gossip Cop reported, an ongoing feud between Tomlinson and Malik’s pal Naughty Boy erupted on Wednesday, when the producer posted a photo of himself with Malik and the caption, “Replace this.” The posting was taken as a dig against the remaining members of One Direction, and led Tomlinson to fire back with some shade of his own. He and Naughty Boy then exchanged a series of tweets slamming each other.

But the dispute went to a whole new level when Malik himself became involved, blasting Tomlinson, who was previously believed to be his closest colleage. “@Louis_Tomlinson remember when you had a life and stopped making bitchy comments about mine?” wrote Malik in a shocking tweet that went on to be retweeted more than 200,000 times and favorited more than 240,000 times.

Tomlinson did not respond, but fans trended “TOMLINSONSLAYSAGAIN,” a reference to the singer previously calling out Naughty Boy for a similar issue back in March. And some fans, who have felt abandoned by Malik and lied to after he said he wanted to live a private life as a “normal 22-year-old” only to see him attending events and doing interviews about possible solo music, were greatly offended that the star would go after Tomlinson like that.

But Malik doesn’t see it the same way. He tweeted early Thursday morning, “Don’t know why I’m being attacked for defending myself , people got it twisted! I love my fans ?! Every single one of you x.” What do you think of Malik’s take on the situation?


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. LawNewz
  4. The Mary Sue