by Kirsten Kraus | feature editor

It was a wednesday, precisely 11:30 in the morning, when the world seemed to stop spinning. The news broke and spread like wildfire. A simple Facebook post turned into hundreds of online articles within minutes. The simplistic lifestyle we all seemed to occupy transformed to chaos. Some are calling this day the worst day in history, their history at least. It was like a new Doomsday. Or a modern Dark Age. Thats right, it’s the day Zayn Malik left One Direction.

Zayn’s departure made world news. Millions of girls, stretching from Texas to Australia and everywhere in between, shed tears. Five years of pure dedication and love for the boy band that transformed their lives comes crashing down right before their eyes. The five piece group is down to its four remaining members –  Harry, Niall, Louis, and Liam.

Recently, One Direction released their newest poster for their On the Road Again Tour. This poster is the first released without Zayn, making his departure official.

Recently, One Direction released their newest poster for their On the Road Again Tour. This poster is the first released without Zayn, making his departure official.

In the very short official statment fans received off One Direction’s Facebook page stated that Zayn was leaving due to health reasons and to live a normal life. However, many speculations have emerged concerning Zayn’s true intentions on leaving the band. Some say he is going solo, which is a very plausible and likely situation. on the other hand, some are convinced Zayn ended his music career to pursue a career in boxing.

For some fans, Zayn leaving wasn’t a surprise. They took the clues from Zayn taking a break off tour for stress and predicted this would happen sooner or later. On the other hand, the rest of the fans were in pure shock. Even Simon Cowell was surprised, which is saying something because putting the worlds biggest boy band together on a limb obviously means he can predict the future.

However, these girls in distress are left questioning their very existence. Even though One Direction is continuing on, everyone knows they’re heading in different directions. They warned us with their album title “Four,” but nobody really expected Zayn to officially leave the band.

Nobody really talks about it anymore. Instead, they sit in their rooms, cradling their One Direction pillow from 2012, listening to “What Makes You Beautiful” on repeat. They cherish the memories from One Direction’s fetus days, when life was simpler.

 

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About The Author

Kirsten Kraus is a senior at Johnson High School and is a third year writer for MyJagNews. She is currently Editor-In-Chief. Kirsten is also involved in band, band, and band. In her minimal free time, she fangirls over One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer. She would proudly sell her family for a chance to brush Harry Styles’ gorgeous curls. She enjoys long night of Netflix binging and avoiding all of her responsiblities. She is incredibly afraid of bugs and confrontation.

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