"THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD": The most hyperbolic responses to Zayn Malik leaving "One Direction"

Chaos erupts among the band's 37 million Facebook followers and 23 million Twitter followers

By Anna Silman
Published March 25, 2015 6:13PM (EDT)
Zayn Malik      (AP/Joel Ryan)
Zayn Malik (AP/Joel Ryan)

If you're one of One Direction’s many fans — 37 million Facebook followers and counting — you will have received some very tragic news today. Zayn Malik — the spunky tenor with the eyelashes that won't quit — has announced he has leaving the beloved boy band for good. One Direction shared the news via their Facebook page today, with Zayn explaining that he is leaving "because [he] want[s] to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight," while the rest of the band will continue as a four-piece. Naturally, the tragic news has elicited the sort of extreme reaction you'd expect from one of the world's most rabid and militant teen fandoms (including a whole bunch of hashtags that make it seem like Zayn has died -- #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik) . A moment of silence, please:

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