British band The Vamps decided to have some fun by pranking 1D fans, claiming Zayn Malik crossed over into Vamps territory. However, Directioners were not laughing at the joke, and they let the band know it!
Zayn Malik, 22, has left One Direction but don’t think he’s going to be hitting the stage with another band. Fellow British boy band The Vamps jokingly tweeted that Zayn was hanging out with them during rehearsal, and Directioners did not find the tweet funny. The pain of Zayn’s departure is still strong, so outrage from One Direction fans over this joke is totally understandable.
The Vamps Diss Zayn Malik: Twitter Prank Makes 1D Fans Outraged
It was a little too late for an April Fool’s joke, but The Vamps didn’t seem to care. The band posted a tweet on April 3 and tagged Zayn in the picture. That wasn’t the best idea.
— The Vamps (@TheVampsband) April 3, 2015
The hearts of millions of Directioners almost stopped beating as fans thought Zayn had somehow joined up with the British pop group. Upon closer inspection, the scruffy, unshaven person in the center of picture was not Zayn. It was actually The Vamps’ manager, Joe O’Neill. Needless to say, One Direction fans weren’t happy.
— I love you Zayn (@httpslouiswt) April 3, 2015
— Cris (@CristinaSuciuu) April 3, 2015
— andrea (@_hemmingspizza_) April 3, 2015
— marie / ? (@bloodyniall) April 3, 2015
— michellemalik1d (@kapowzayn) April 3, 2015
This isn’t the first time a tweet has gotten the One Direction nation up in arms. On Mar. 30, Naughty Boy posted a link to what everyone thought was a song from Zayn’s rumored solo record.
HollywoodLifers, did you find The Vamps’ joke funny? Was it totally cruel? Let us know!
— Jason Brow