Zayn Malik: Society has gone absolutely mad
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The guy that tried to kick open the cockpit door in the Germanwings flight’s final moments – what’s his name? Who cares! Zayn just left 1D! Poor Zayn. The very people that claim to love him are hurling abuse at his fiancée and putting their tear stained faces online to, possibly, emotionally manipulate him from not having a break and having a normal 22 year old’s life for a while. Zayn leaving One Direction is of course news and I would never say people shouldn’t be allowed to feel disappointed - feeling upset and shocked is valid! But it is without a doubt the most embarrassing aspect of being a part of this generation - that there is actually a ‘helpline’ and calls for compassionate leave. We should be setting up help for parents and friends of these people giving advice on how to knock some sense into people, and not on how to get them through it. We get attached to fictional characters, actors, reality stars and get addicted to TV series, and yet no fan army has been as aggressive as the One Direction fandom. They get away with trolling celebrities online that speak against one direction and they got a whole documentary dedicated to how ‘crazy’ they are about One Direction. Why are we so tolerant of it? Why are we defending the chaos they’ve caused on the www? This obsession wouldn’t be stood for if it was between two non-famous people.
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