One Direction fans can now find comfort in the new tissue attendant at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London. That means they can now cry over the news of Zayn Malik leaving the boy band in the arms of who else but Malik himself. Directioners have already visited the One Direction exhibit at the wax museum to bid adieu to the heartthrob, so the museum decided to install a tissue attendant to comfort the fans, according to Mashable.
Fox 29 wondered if this news was an April Fool’s joke. It turns out that this crazy news is true since it was first reported on BuzzFeed.
Grace Cadden, the current assistant at Madame Tussauds, said that the museum had almost 200 boxes of tissues delivered over the weekend.
“The One Direction figures are some of the most popular in the attraction, and have been since they arrived […] We’ve had a delivery of 150 boxes of tissues over the weekend so we’re prepared.”
The tissues only lasted 24 hours. Apparently, it’ll take more than 150 boxes to comfort the millions of the One Direction fans who can’t get over the news that Zayn left the popular boy band for good. Fans have reportedly visited the New York location, but they’re now visiting the London exhibit to see the tissue attendant.
Madame Tussauds marketing manager Matt Clarkson told Mashable that the museum will not remove Zayn Malik from the One Direction exhibit. Fans were probably wondering if the museum had intentions of removing Malik because of his new solo career.
“We will absolutely not be removing Zayn from our One Direction lineup. We will continue to play their music non-stop in their dedicated setting, and the tissue attendant will be on hand when needed.”
The tissue attendant at the One Direction exhibit has been extremely popular with fans. In fact, Madame Tussauds may have to order even more tissues in order to comfort the heartbroken Directioners.
“‘Directioners’ that have visited since the news broke have enjoyed seeing all of the boys together and singing along with their songs.”
Fortunately, the fans have been surprisingly well-behaved at the exhibit. Cadden said that even though the fans have been “teary eyed” quite often, the museum was “prepared” to comfort them.
This isn’t the first time that Madame Tussauds needed a tissue attendant at one of the One Direction exhibits, says Time. The museum also needed one when the One Direction figures arrived for the first time.
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