Just days after “Drag Me Down,” the bands first music video without Zayn Malik, was released, fans became alarmed when mulitple outlets confirmed that One Direction will be taking an extended hiatus in March. “They are taking a hiatus so they can work on individual projects for a while but they are not splitting up,” a source told E! News. “They will remain together and plan to work together in the future.” The Sun reports the hiatus means the band will not embark on a tour for their fifth studio album.
It’s been a rough year, Directioners. We feel for you. With the news of Zayn Malik leaving the band, followed by news of Louis Tomlinson’s coming love child, it’s been nonstop ups and downs for the fandom. But fans did not disappoint on social media, showing their cheeky-ness and wit, as well as their sincerity when it came to the split.