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Zayn Malik broke the hearts of One Direction fans all over again when he broke his silence on the reasoning behind his departure from the successful boyband. Because it was bad enough for fans to accept that Zayn wanted to leave the group, but when they heard he might be embarking on a solo career without the other guys?!
That's just twisting a salt-covered knife in an already infected wound. Ouch.
And what's most interesting is that Directioners are going through the five stages of grief as they deal with this new information. Hopefully, with time and maybe some therapy, they can all reach the acceptance phase.
But not right now, as most 1D fans are either depressed or pissed or both:
Aka any fan who tweets something like: "I won't believe this rumor until he releases a song!" or "Why would he go solo when he just wants to be a 'normal' guy out of the spotlight?!"
im sorry but this is so unlike zayn. he hasn't even spoken a word to us but he went to do A SOLO INTERVIEW? he didn't even do one of those +? love you z (@yorkshireteas) March 27, 2015
zayn wouldnt put himself out as a solo artist after mentioning several times he wants to be a normal 22 year old out of the spotlight...? zaynmalik1D (@94spoison) March 27, 2015
I'M NOT BELIEVING ZAYN GOING SOLO UNTIL A SONG REALLY COMES OUT? ZAYN STAY (@swixftstyles) March 27, 2015
@mt_tal Zayn said that he want a normal life! he's not going solo !? we need you zayn (@Oumnia_Styles) March 27, 2015
Zayn never said he was going solo. He only said he was going to the studio to write songs to be himself.? perls (@untitledlou) March 27, 2015
Zayn never said he was going solo though.. He said he was gonna write? Laura Selena (@LauraaSelenaa) March 27, 2015
Best friend just tweeted zayn should go solo ha hA HA NO BITCH? mlovesz (@ifuckzouis_) March 27, 2015
Do u guys really think Zayn betrayed the boys by doing the interview and saying he's going solo cause I don't believe a word tbh? STAY STRONG ZAYN ILY (@nocontrolxrryy) March 27, 2015
The accusations that Zayn is doing a solo career pisses me off.? i love you boys alot (@HorxnftHemmings) March 27, 2015
Teenagers and tweenagers with rage is never a safe mix.
zayn: I just want to be a normal 22 year old zayn: works on solo career one day after he leaves? gmoney (@thereallexig) March 27, 2015
if zayn really leave 1D just coz he wanted to do a solo,no kidding,i'll hate him coz it's so selfish but we would never know the truth tho:(? hi! (@stylexgenes) March 27, 2015
so apparently Zayn is going solo wtf??????? amy is sad :( (@143styIes) March 27, 2015
If zayn does go solo. I ain't buying non of his shit nor listening.? Karlii. (@Karliii27) March 27, 2015
I'll be pissed if zayn goes solo bc he's the one that wanted to be a normal 22 year old? ezza (@PRETTYPUNKIRWIN) March 27, 2015
if zayn commits to a solo career with naughty boy im going to take an acid bath? alyssa (@snapbackliam) March 27, 2015
Zayn will flop as a solo artist, i'm so mad? madi loves louis???? (@lwtoms) March 27, 2015
I doubt Zayn would quit One Direction then go solo that makes no sense? makayla loves zayn,! (@93sexnjh) March 27, 2015
So zayns going solo, DONT TELL ME I CANT BE MAD BC IM FURIOUS AND IM FURIOUS WITH ZAYN AND NOBODY ELSE? gaby?? (@Unc0nditi0nxlly) March 27, 2015
ZAYN I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU GO SOLO @zaynmalik? ZAYN STAY, PLEASE (@narrytilldeath) March 27, 2015
Why are people being happy for zayn when he's going for a solo career. Not exactly being a normal 22 year old. Just backstabbing friends? Kate (@immoradicals) March 27, 2015
Basically any One Direction fan who semi-accepted Zayn's solo plans but only in certain ways went into this category. They are almost to full acceptance, but first they have to let go of the fact that Zayn probably won't be collaborating with the boys any time soon.
Hanging on to the little hope that Zayn will be back soon either rejoining the boys or as a solo artist.? ? (@karinaheartzayn) March 27, 2015
@MKandRih solo projects could mean just tracks which is singing or producing/writing for others. Not necessarily a whole album.? zjm forever ?? (@Zayn_Daily) March 27, 2015
i wouldnt even be mad at zayn if he goes solo i just want to know whats going on and why he left and a goodbye to one direction for us? love you Z (@hesheeran_) March 27, 2015
I feel like zayn is gonna do his solo stuff but at some point he'll come back? sara loves zayn (@recklesszarry_) March 27, 2015
If Zayn is going solo can he be the opening act for One Direction???? PLEASE NIALL!!! (@adoringlouisxx) March 27, 2015
These are the same fans who probably had the candlelit vigils for their fallen Zayn.
I can't get zayn being a solo artist threw my head! It hurts to much but it's happening I didn't expect this to happen so soon????? kaylee (@BYEkayleee) March 27, 2015
I shouldn't be mad that Zayn left for a solo career.....but I can't really help it right now? I love you Zayn M. (@Soccer6Vanessa) March 27, 2015
Zayn come back. "is it to much to ask for something great" #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? #zayn (@Iwhorean) March 27, 2015
I don't think i can ever listen to 'spaces' anymore!! #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? ?Zayn? (@lov_louistom) March 27, 2015
I still almost break down when I'm listening to their songs and there's a zayn solo? we love you zayn (@fooIforharreh) March 27, 2015
my mom's trying to talk to me about how great zayn's solo career is gonna be please stop I can't afford to cry in school? m loves z (@taysmadhatter) March 27, 2015
I miss zayn so much? z :( (@Iouismickey) March 27, 2015
Zayn might start a solo career ??? Geetika :) (@GeetikaArikatal) March 27, 2015
I'm sorry Zayn but I don't get you. You wanted to basically escape the fans but you want a solo career? I mean do what makes you happy but? I love you Zayn :'( (@Locked_Emotions) March 27, 2015
Some fans not only support Zayn's desire to be a solo artist, but they are actually excited for his music. Franky, we think Zayn singing sexy R&B songs would be a treat for the ears and the ovaries.
If Zayn got out from 1D, you guys should respect his decisions. Money & fame cant buy inner-peace for some people & Zayn isnt exception.? Adinda Widya L Putri (@adinda_hyukkie) March 27, 2015
zayn would do really good as a solo artist tho bc his voice is incredible and he looks perfect? not that important (@riikkamaija) March 27, 2015
if zayn goes solo im not supporting his music because .....still love him tho? krystal (@uankill) March 27, 2015
"Zayn Malik's first solo material will have a 'slowed down sexual R&B sound'" pic.twitter.com/kr6tGpOKF4? florencia (@oceansequence) March 27, 2015
I dont care why zayn left. I dont care what hes gonna do in the future. chilling? going solo? I dont care!! as long as hes happy I dont care? zain javadd malik (@girlalmighty420) March 27, 2015
if zayn starts a solo career i will 110% support that? not that important (@riikkamaija) March 27, 2015
I ain't even gonna lie I will totally buy listen and fully embrace a solo album by zayn Malik? Lindsey (@lindsmerchant) March 27, 2015
I still support zayn yall are annoying just bc he's chosen to go solo you stop supporting him? lol ok??? - (@paradisejxck) March 27, 2015
@zaynmalik I respect your decision Zayn. I rather have your mental health first than putting us first? Elizabeth (@dreamwstyles) March 27, 2015
Hang in there, One Direction fans. Don't rush through these stages! We'll see you all at acceptance, unless Zayn says something like he never loved Harry Styles or his cheekbones aren't real, in which case we have to start all over again.