Hell hath no fury like a heartbroken fangirl — just ask Niall Horan’s rumored new lady, Melissa Whitelaw. One Direction fans’ claws are out, and they are aim at the Australian student for her alleged fling with the singer.
Niall Horan, 21, was caught hanging out — and, allegedly, kissing — a new girl by a sneaky One Direction fan and her camera. Now, One Direction fans are in a total frenzy over his rumored girlfriend, an Australian student named Melissa Whitelaw, especially after a video surfaced of the pair together in Nov. 2014 — months before their alleged kiss over Valentine’s Day weekend.
Niall Horan’s Rumored New Girlfriend Attacked By Fans
Yikes. Unfortunately, being romantically linked to any member of One Direction will land you on a social media hit list.
That’s what happened to Melissa Whitelaw, who was identified by 1D fans as the girl Niall was allegedly kissing a series of photos posted to Twitter by an Australian fan on Feb. 15.
“Ewww your [sic] so ugly,” wrote another, followed by two more comments from the same user that just read “ugly.”
Although it’s unknown how many followers she had before being called out as Niall’s rumored new girl, she now has over 117,000 — and counting.
Niall’s Fans Attack Melissa Over Alleged Kiss
But, sadly, it doesn’t end there. Even though plenty of fans are commenting Melissa’s pictures to tell her she’s pretty, gorgeous, and that Niall would be lucky to have her, the haters are coming out in full force.
Here’s just a taste of the comments Melissa is receiving:
“Why are u [sic] so ugly?”
“Go away from Niall.”
“She looks like the kind of girl that just want money.”
“You’re just a pretty face.”
“Bitch go die.”
Yikes. Hopefully the Directioners will find their chill, because it’s important to remember that if Niall cares about her, then his fans should, too.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Melissa is being treated unfairly on social media? Should fans be nicer to her online? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox