Devastated Teens React To The News That Zayn Malik Is Leaving One Direction

As you may have heard right now, especially if you have a daughter or know of any girls under the age of seventeen, Zayn Malik has left One Direction after five years, according to a statement the band released on their Facebook page this afternoon. I know, I know. I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself.

At any rate, social media is being flooded with the big salty tears of fans who can’t understand WHY, ZAYN, WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO US?

Here’s just a sampling of the thousands of tweets:

Ladies. Ladies. Everybody just calm the hell down. Everybody knows that a boy bander is only out of the band so long as he doesn’t need money until the inevitable reunion tour in ten years. It’s only a matter of time.