One Direction’s Zayn Malik quits Twitter due to abusive comments

Boy band star is 'sick of the hate'

Zayn Malik of boy band One Direction quit Twitter last night (August 21), apparently as a result of negative comments and abuse directed at him.

Visitors to Twitter.com/ZaynMalik, are now greeted with a message reading, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

In consecutive tweets, the 19-year-old wrote:

The reason I don’t tweet as much as I use to, is because I’m sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily. Goodbye Twitter. Fans that have something nice to say can tweet me on the One Direction account.

The phrases #comebackZayn and #Zayncomeback were trending soon after. Malik had more than five million followers.

It is not known which specific comments caused Malik to make the decision, but his relationship with a fellow ex-X Factor contestant, Perrie Edwards of girl group Little Mix, has been a hot topic on Twitter since rumours began circulating that Malik had flirted with a dancer at the Olympics closing ceremony.

Malik is not the first pop star to suffer bullying in recent weeks – online or off. On Sunday (August 19), Cher Lloyd reportedly left the V Festival stage in tears after being pelted with bottles of urine.