Zayn Malik Was Forced To Quit One Direction? ‘Modest We Hate You’ Rumors

Maryam Louise

Zayn Malik made it appear that the reasons he was leaving One Direction were personal, but is this true? On Twitter, fans are posting alleged evidence that Zayn Malik was forced out of One Direction by his management company. Is there any truth to those allegations from the source that is being commonly referenced on Twitter? Weighing the evidence has some shocking results -- and it makes you rethink the whole Zayn Malik 'quitting' fiasco... or does it?

Online, there are a lot of attacks on Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards over Zayn's departure from One Direction. Some fans are comparing Zayn Malik to Geri Halliwell from The Spice Girls. The Daily Mail U.K. points out that some fans are mean-spiritedly calling Perrie Edwards a "Yoki Ono."

However, within hours of the announcement that Zayn Malik would leave One Direction, fans were tweeting that they smelled a rat. In particular, some fans took issue with Zayn Malik's management company, Modest Management.

What is it that One Direction fans are refuting about Zayn Malik's departure? BBC News quoted Zayn Malik's official statement where he said he felt like, "now the right time for me to leave the band." He went on to apologize to his fans, but he felt that he had to do, "what feels right."

On Twitter, @MyKingIsMichael tweeted to @ModestMgmt in protest of the situation with Zayn Malik and stated, "I hope you're happy, you destroyed a boy in the inside. And all you cared about was money."

— we'll miss you Zayn (@its_cj_bro) March 25, 2015

The Metro U.K. quoted an insider source that said, "His legal team is seeing what the situation is. There is a strong chance he will have to fulfil his commitments and he might change his mind once he's had time away from the spotlight. But as it stands he's not keen to continue."

— Andrew Louer (@AndrewLouer) March 26, 2015

Otherwise, it appears that leaving One Direction was wholly Zayn Malik's idea -- not Modest Managements.

In the meantime, from photos published of Zayn Malik hours after he officially quit One Direction, it appears that Zayn is definitely conflicted. Or maybe fans will look back at those Zayn Malik photos as a sign that there was more to this story yet to come?

[All images from the linked references.]