Man Changes Twitter Name, Internet Reacts
1 May 2015, 12:11 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
A former boyband member has updated his username to confirm he is no longer in the boyband.
In a startling move last night, a popular musician has elected to change the details of his Twitter account.
ZAYN GOD DAMN WHY DO YOU LIKE TO HURT ME THIS BAD— zaynmalik1D (@zxynisgod) May 1, 2015
The singer, who until recently was part of a well-known boyband, changed the name on his profile to better reflect his current position as no longer part of said boyband.
"Zayn changed his name" The roller coaster had ended" Everyone rn: #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/R8fRAWy8yV— Till The End (@hexingniall) May 1, 2015
His failure to consult the general public on the decision has resulted in some tense reaction.
OTHER FANDOMS: " CAN THE 1D FANDOM STOP BEING OVER DRAMATIC ABOUT ZAYN " THE FANDOM: #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/cmr2uXYLjB— zaynmalik1D (@skinnyftharry) May 1, 2015
THIS IS LOUIS BIO, NIALLS HEADER AND HARRYS LIST RT WHILE U STILL CAN #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/JA9jSigf6b— jade (@luckyhorxn) May 1, 2015
There is some belief amongst fans that the new Twitter name is equivalent to the artist's disappearance or even death.
We could use all the help we need #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/bEWomJEZXJ— laila (@sumersetstyles) May 1, 2015
see you again #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/Z0P52K4isT— abby (@stardustlouist) May 1, 2015
Some internet users are also concerned about how the change has affected the singer's memory.
JUST PROMISE THAT YOU WON'T FORGET WE HAD IT ALL #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/kYmW156MLU— Nialler. (@NiallerHyden) May 1, 2015
@zaynmalik you took 1D out of your name, but zayn... what happened to us being your girls.. you completely forgot about us— faith (@imoddlikethat) May 1, 2015
However, in an unconfirmed disclosure, the new solo artist appears to express sentiment over his former position.
if this is true im gonna cry #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/xLtKVTXAwJ— amelia. (@dailyfangirl) May 1, 2015
Publicly, the 22 year-old person had this to say:
Is speech an extension to our thoughts or an image that we like to create x— zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) April 30, 2015