Zayn Malik: Quitting One Direction Would Be A Huge Mistake

Thu, February 7, 2013 6:30pm EDT by 50 Comments
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Zayn Malik — no matter how upset you are about your involvement in a cheating scandal, you can’t walk away from One Direction and ruin your career!

 Zayn Malik don’t do it — don’t quit One Direction!

Zayn Malik’s Disillusionment

Zayn — it’s understandable that you would feel frustrated and depressed after reports emerged that you had cheated on your steady girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, 19.

Dealing with the intense media spotlight on both your personal and professional lives has to be tough.

You are only 20 years old. That’s so young. And you’ve been living under the glare of media scrutiny for more than two years now, ever since you were united with Harry StylesNiall HoranLiam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson and became an immediate hit as One Direction in 2010.

Since then, as part of One Direction, you’ve toured relentlessly, produced two platinum albums, and earned the love and regard of hundreds of millions of fans.

Now, you are reportedly so dispirited by allegations that you cheated on Little Mix band member, Perrie Edwards with an Australian waitress/stripper named Courtney Webb, that you are considering leaving One Direction.

Zayn — Don’t Throw Away Your Career

Zayn, that would be a terrible mistake. First of all, you shouldn’t make any decision, let alone a MAJOR, MAJOR career decision when you are upset about press coverage invading your private life.

Your career is too important to be the subject of any quick and not carefully thought-out decision.

Remember that you ARE just around 20 and just really at the beginning of your career. As big as your success has been with One Direction so far, it has only just been a couple of short years. You have a long life ahead.

You don’t want to walk away from One Direction’s magic success just when it is still growing.

It may feel like One Direction’s success is something that could be recreated again in your life, but I have to caution you against that.

Creating a hugely popular band is almost a one-in-a-million experience. The way that you mesh musically with your bandmates is unique. Plus, the fact that you all like each other and get along famously is rare.

Then consider that, if you dropped out of One Direction, you’d be fighting to build up an individual career — something that is EVEN harder to do.

Very few individual members of “boy bands” have gone on to have huge breakout careers. There are very few Justin Timberlakes.

That’s why you mustn’t let your distress over cheating reports and your disillusionment with fame lead you to drop out of One Direction, which could have years of success ahead.

Zayn & Perrie Edwards: Sticking It Out?

Zayn, you have made it very clear that you love your girlfriend Perrie Edwards since news of the cheating scandal leaked out.

You went out in public on Feb. 2 with the rest of the band wearing a t-shirt with a big letter P on it, marked by a kiss beneath it. You couldn’t have made a more public statement about your deep feelings for Perrie.

She, in turn, has stuck with you. Whatever problems you and she may or may not have had appear to be worked out.

Your relationship, as a result, is not in danger.

Zayn Malik Needs To ‘Think’ Before Quitting

Now you need to take a deep breath, or two or three, and think hard about all the huge positives that have been a part of your life since you became a member of One Direction.

Think about how you have been able to express yourself as an artist. Think about all the wonderful people you’ve met. Think about how you have seen the world. Think about the positive influence you have been able to have on young people around the world.

Think about the happiness and encouragement you’ve been able to give to others who admire you.

Think about how you will be able to continue to express yourself musically as part of One Direction. Think of how proud your family and Perrie are of you.

If you need some time off to de-stress and spend time with Perrie, I’m sure that can be arranged.

But don’t walk away from success. You’re young, so you may not realize that these special, often once-in-a-lifetime moments can’t ever be recreated.

Yes, there are stresses in your life, and many are unique to fame, but every path and career in life has stresses — they’re just different stresses.

If you talk to friends and family and reach out for the support you need to get you through this tough time, I think you’ll be so glad in a very short time that you stuck with One Direction.

Don’t you agree, HollywoodLifers? Should Zayn stay in One Direction or walk away? Let me know!

WATCH: One Direction’s Interview On Daybreak

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– Bonnie Fuller

More Zayn Malik News:

  1. Zayn Malik Cheating Pics? — Waitress Alleges Affair
  2. Zayn Malik: My Cheating Drama With Perrie Edwards Is No Big Deal
  3. Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards Stronger Than Ever After Cheating Scandal

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Xxxxxxxx12

Posted at 9:54 AM on September 3, 2013  

Zayne tweeted about this and said this his last picture with the guys:( but PLEASE zayne DON’T LEAVE if you leave all the haters would be like I told ya so and there would no one direction!!! And you would be making the haters happy and your directioners would be twice as much as bullied PLEASE PLEASE if you leave I guarantee you that of our fandom would be dead! And BTW I’ve seen the photos and I honestly think he was having a house party and everyone was sleeping in his room with NOBODY else alone and a person at the house party took pictures of him while he was sleeping so it would look like he slept with someone! And that waitress/stripper would be like at that club just laughing that she just made him quit his job! PLEASE zayne don’t do this we know you didn’t cheat!!!

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lilly

Posted at 11:02 AM on January 10, 2014  

no don’t go if you go I’ll hate you forever

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Destin

Posted at 9:09 PM on May 6, 2013  

Zany if u ever leave I will completely die I no I’m young u r my 1st huge crush my all of my friend love u so much and 1 of them have all of her walls coverd by u no 1 else all of us girls will die and my bf. Is in love with btw he is not bi or gay or anything eles do u really want 2 brake r harts and if u fo chose 2 leave. Even thought it tock me a long Tim 2 fight out what to say and to write I will still always love u and try 2 tell all of my friends that we live life young and. If we go 2 fast we miss it so if u do leave please at least try to stay in touch with ur fans that love u. An don’t let haters bring u down they just hat to hat btw I love u so much it’s not even funny

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Lexi

Posted at 7:02 PM on April 18, 2013  

Plz don’t leave because if you do then
What is the whole point in loving 1D and
Having a one direction band.. If you leave
Then that’s all your fault and its going to hurt
Your fans feelings

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katie

Posted at 4:47 PM on April 11, 2013  

Please donr leave 1D in in your movie I loge u so so so much I don’t know what I would do if u lefted the band SO Don’t GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I LOVE ZAYN MALIK

Posted at 2:40 PM on April 9, 2013  

WE LIVE WHILE WERE YOUNG INCLUDING YOU GUYS EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES ZAYN DONT GO

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I LOVE ZAYN MALIK

Posted at 2:36 PM on April 9, 2013  

PLEASE ZAYN DONT LEAVE ONE DIRECTION :’( I FINALLY BEEN HAPPY EVER SINCE ONE DIRECTION DONT LEAVE IM CRYING RIGHT KNOW TYPING THIS I WOULD HATE TO SEE YOU LEAVE :’( DONT LEAVE AND IF YOU DO I WILL FELL EMPTY IN SIDE I DONT KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO IF YOU LEFT JUST BECAUSE YOU CHEATED ON PERRIE DOESNT MEAN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE ONE DIRECTION SHE FORGIVES YOU PLEASE DONT LEAVE I LOVE YOU ZAYN WITH ALL MY HEART AND I DONT WANT TO SEE YOU LEAVE PLEASE DONT GO :’(

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Nicky

Posted at 10:43 AM on March 28, 2013  

Please don’t leave one direction you are all great together anD you do really good videos please and u are all funny I am a big fan of you all and u guys are hansum and u make me laugh and I listen to your music all the time I even have your cd and u are great singers so please don’t leave one direction

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Zayn lover

Posted at 7:24 PM on March 11, 2013  

I am so OBSESSED with you please do not leave it would break my heart and I would never be happy again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mads

Posted at 2:22 AM on February 28, 2013  

Zayn, you have the best voice in One Direction…you definitely shouldn’t ever leave. :)

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layla

Posted at 3:44 PM on February 26, 2013  

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH U I HATE 1D BUT ZAYN AND LIAM ARE KIND OF GOOD
LOOKING.

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yourmom

Posted at 2:10 PM on February 10, 2014  

oh shut up your just jealous you dumbo

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Emma

Posted at 3:44 PM on February 24, 2013  

PLEASE LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!! AND YES I HATE 1D

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Emma

Posted at 3:42 PM on March 17, 2013  

OMG! What is wrong with you! People like YOU make bands and singers go down in business!

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I LOVE ZAYN MALIK

Posted at 2:39 PM on April 9, 2013  

THEN WHY ARE YOU EVEN ON THIS SITE YOU SHOULDNT HAVE ROOM TO TALK YOUR JUST JELIOUS OF THEM

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yourmom

Posted at 2:08 PM on February 10, 2014  

you suck u stupied sl***you better go f*** yourself and die in a hole you stupied b****

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chloe

Posted at 8:14 AM on February 13, 2013  

Why??? Like yeah, you’ve cheated on Perrie, but that’s no reason to be leaving the band!!!! Don’t go!!!!!!!!

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Cupz

Posted at 5:39 AM on February 13, 2013  

Nothing is permanent. We still young. We can do anything we want, as long as we take responsibility of it, and fix it

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kaylynn

Posted at 2:31 PM on February 11, 2013  

doent do it cause there is no one direction without u

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Hi

Posted at 7:27 PM on March 30, 2013  

Ikr you can’t leave coz that would be the end of 1D then I couldnt be a directioner any more plz don’t do that to me PLZ !!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xxx

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