In case you slept through yesterday, Zayn Malik has officially left One Direction…
Many took to Twitter yesterday, as with most breaking news, to share their views on Zayn quitting 1D.
A number of YouTubers were vocal on his departure from the UK boyband that own the 6th most subscribed YouTube channel globally. Here are just a few.
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The news brought Tweets of shock…
…then came denial…
…before finally acceptance.
Many prepared for the inevitable storm…
… while some had other things to worry about.
It wasn’t long before the videos started popping up.
You know it’s big news when Pewds joins in.
Unsurprisingly, a few replacements came forward.
Others combined topical news.
Some even used the occasion as a promotional tool.
Many cracked a clever joke…
… others didn’t try so hard.
There was some #RealTalk being thrown down.
As well as some appreciation for his actual talent.
A few worried souls spoke out.
There were a few cultural observations.
Clarifications were made.
Even ACTUAL YouTube got in on the action.
Some just couldn’t get their heads round it.
There were some very touching tributes.
You don’t know your Dumbledore. Catchy.
But all joking aside…
Look on the bright side: it’s a great plot twist for the fanfic.
In case you missed it: Tyler Oakley is bringing his tour to the UK. Also, Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg have starred in the Spongebob Squarepants film. Oh and remember that time a bunch of YouTubers got completely swamped by fans at a One Direction concert? Yeah, read that.