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Louis Tomlinson Furious With Zayn Malik: He’s Acting Like A ‘Coward’

Sat, April 4, 2015 12:01am EDT by 44 Comments

Drama alert! After leaving One Direction behind, Zayn Malik’s behavior has upset one 1D bandmate in particular: Louis Tomlinson! Bad blood is brewing between the boys and it’s all Zayn’s fault.

When Zayn Malik, 22, quit One Direction for a solo career, he left his four bandmates to finish up an international stadium tour without him. Louis Tomlinson, 23, is taking Zayn’s abandonment the worst. Louis wants to call Zayn out for handling his exit “like a coward,” a source tells EXCLUSIVELY. We’ve got all the scoop on the band’s latest beef!

One Direction Fight — Louis Tomlinson Calls Zayn Malik A Coward

While Harry Styles, 21, and Zayn left things on civil terms during a tearful 2 AM phone call, Louis wants to find closure with Zayn in a much different way.

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“Louis is mad as hell. He thinks Zayn is acting like a real diva, making this all about himself. He’s being selfish and Louis wants to call him out on it,” a source tells EXCLUSIVELY. “Unfortunately, Louis thinks Zayn is acting like a coward hiding from them.”

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Since leaving the group, Zayn has gone dark on the boys of 1D. They’ve all had a very hard time getting in touch with Zayn – and Louis is totally ticked off about it!

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“Zayn has gone on his trip to France with Perrie [Edwards] and completely cut his bandmates off,” the source continues. “He’s not responding to phone calls, texts and emails. It feels like Zayn is just turning his back on them.”

From ‘Brothers’ To Strangers

While he’s always been tightest with Harry, Zayn is a guy who Louis once “considered a ‘brother,'” the source explains.

“Just because he’s not in the band anymore doesn’t mean they aren’t still friends. But Zayn is acting like they are strangers,” the source adds. “Zayn has checked out, so I doubt his behavior is intended to be a diss. He’s just not too concerned about anyone but him and Perrie right now.”

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers — is Zayn purposely trying to hurt Louis’ feelings?

— Evan Real, Reporting By Tim Plant