People handle grief in different ways. When Zayn Malik announced that he would be leaving One Direction, fans lost their s--t, and understandably so. There were a lot of tears, a lot of agonizing screams that they recorded and posted to Vine and a lot of tweets that involved Zayn's quotes about never leaving One Direction.
He is a lying liar who sits on his throne of lies!
After the initial feelings of panic and betrayal passed, a lot of fans started the grieving process with Zayn memorials. Yep, there were actual candlelight vigils and mock "funerals" to mourn the loss of those cheekbones.
But for some 1D fans, their "memorials" were more like odes to their anger. And we would mock the fandom but we're pretty sure we cried about 'N Sync's breakup while listening to "That's When I'll Stop Loving You." In fact, let's all listen to that song together while we look at some of the Zayn Malik memorials that fans held since he announced his departure:
We made a memorial for Zayn ?? pic.twitter.com/cBY2ZpeZJQ? bella (@Twerkingrupp) March 25, 2015
We're having a ZAYN memorial in class ???? pic.twitter.com/053fE9Cwp4? holla back girl (@oneDniallbae) March 26, 2015
when 1d fans literally pay the bills pic.twitter.com/cTtd4UW1aq? a religious Beyist (@lRW1N) March 26, 2015
So this is happening on the other side of my desk right now. pic.twitter.com/SIw9lukHTB? Mike Hinson (@HinsonMike) March 25, 2015
candle lit memorial for the homeboy zayn. we aren't "okay" but I guess at peace pic.twitter.com/5P1pnOgeVf? graham cracker (@savanahabilla) March 26, 2015
memorial because we love zayn pic.twitter.com/poYrrOTqZG? court? (@courdey_) March 26, 2015
Smh my friend set up a memorial service for zayn pic.twitter.com/W8mJm71eHj? ron borneo (@ronborneo) March 26, 2015
thanks to everyone who came to Zayn's funeral. One direction will never ne the same. pic.twitter.com/xtASfRfqim? Brekyn Anderson (@brekynindahouse) March 26, 2015
EWHRBGG pic.twitter.com/xqUFUTL9cH? isaiah(1d Trap king) (@yungzayns) March 25, 2015
A memorial for Zayn Malik, rip?? pic.twitter.com/kJbO6qkVZm? Angel Cakes (@uhhkaylee) March 25, 2015
There's a Zayn Malik vigil. I think directioners need therapy. pic.twitter.com/oIQgDFHFDl? RazYa #May01 (@raziilicious) March 25, 2015
Rip Zayn, you will be missed. I'm having a funeral tomorrow. Text me for details pic.twitter.com/yxIKI3WApP? what is 1d without z (@Bring1DToCT) March 25, 2015
And then there was this other memorial for Zayn, which reportedly made Harry Styles cry, which in turn made us cry:
TOO. MANY. EMOTIONS.