It was the departure that was heard around the world. And now Madame Tussauds wax museum is suffering, too.
Fans still haven't accepted Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction—we haven't either, to be clear—but Directioners have become so upset that the famed wax museum has had to staff a full-time "tissue attendant" to provide guests with to console them as they examine the band's wax figurines.
A whopping 150 boxes of tissues were delivered to the London museum over the weekend to meet the demand. "The One Direction figures are some of the most popular in the attraction, and have been since they arrived. ‘Directioners' that have visited since the news broke have enjoyed seeing all of the boys together and singing along with their songs—many have also been teary eyed, but we've had a delivery of 150 boxes of tissues over the weekend so we're prepared," said tissue assistant Grace Carren, per the Mirror.
Even though Malik might have walked away from his boy band to step away from the limelight—or go solo—the museum insists that his wax figure won't be removed from the rest of the group, even though he has already been taken out of the band's concert videos.
Matt Clarkson, Madame Tussaud's marketing manager, told the publication, "I want to reassure fans that we will absolutely not be removing Zayn from our One Direction line up—all five boys will remain in the attraction as they have been since their arrival in 2013."
There has been some hot debate regarding Malik's first song since going solo, and it even sparked 1D member Louis Tomlinson to start a Twitter fight with Naughty Boy, the record producer Malik is with on his new music. The track titled "I Won't Mind" was accompanied by a message: "When someone makes you the happiest person and the saddest person, at the same time, that's when it's real. That's when it's worth something."
Malik, 22, sings, "We are who we are when no one's watching / And right from the start, you know I got you / Yeah, you know I got you / I won't mind/ Even though I know you'll never be mine."
With those lyrics, we'll need our own tissue attendant.