One Direction isn’t going anywhere in the Twitter-sphere, but group member Zayn Malik is taking a permanent hiatus from the site.

Zayn’s five million followers were shocked to find that he was deactivating his account, but he gave his fans an explanation as to why before doing it. "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 :),” he wrote according to Huffington Post. “My fans that have something nice to say can tweet me on the one direction account , :) x"

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For all the love One Direction and Zayn get on Twitter, they get plenty of backlash too. Zayn's girlfriend Perrie Edwards was receiving hate tweets and rude messages from Twitter followers and the same thing happened with Emma Ostilly, the rumored girlfriend of Harry Styles. Plus, there were those pesky gay rumors between Harry and fellow group member Louis Tomlinson.

Come to think of it, we can’t really blame Zayn for deleting his account.

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