Zayn Malik’s Autobiography Expresses A Desire To Be Understood: Is It Up To Fans To Respond With Love?

Zayn Malik’s autobiography is set to be published November 1 by Penguin Random House. It is designed to define the often misunderstood former One Direction singer. Zayn always feels that his point of view isn’t clear to fans. He worries about how he is perceived, according to Daily Mail.

“I just don’t have it in me to feel fully secure in anything I do. I always strive towards something better. It’s why I think sometimes I come across the wrong way, a bit distant. I’m just stressed out trying to control how I’m perceived. I think about things a lot.”

Zayn Malik’s autobiography, titled simply, Zayn, is an attempt by the author to introduce himself after over six years in the public eye. Malik has never felt the media explained him fairly or gave him a real chance to explain himself despite wonderful tell all interviews by the Fader and other publications. He was pegged early on as “mysterious.” Is Malik still an enigma?

Zayn’s One Direction exit led to criticism in the media, especially after he launched his solo career. Malik’s previous explanations of his own musical tastes were twisted into criticisms of One Direction, Simon Cowell, and the whole boy band genre. Yet, don’t those who speak Zayn’s language understand that he simply wanted his music to be something deeper, more meaningful to him, and more expressive of his own musical talents and tastes.

One Direction’s former member wanted to give us something more of himself. Zayn wants to reveal his true nature in an autobiography, in addition to his solo music.

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Zayn Malik [Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]

Zayn Malik’s autobiography springs from a powerful desire to be understood. Malik has included personal stories, his own artwork, and personal photos in an attempt to explain his own thoughts, feelings, and history. Malik’s book is quoted by Rolling Stone, explaining why he wanted to tell his own story.

“I’m going to show you as much as I can so that you can judge me on my own terms, not on what the press or anyone else says.”

Zayn Malik’s autobiography is Malik trying to explain who he is to the public and to fans. Don’t fans already love Zayn and think he and Gigi Hadid are the most adorable young couple ever? Have the fans really strayed so far from being fans and into being critics? Are they just hung up on Zayn’s looks and unappreciative of his heart, mind, and soul? Maybe it is time fans find ways to show a little support for Zayn. He’s really going through some stuff.

M.I.A. collaborated with Malik on her music and his music and basically spent a whole lot of time with the former One Direction Star. M.I.A. says Zayn is going through something really weird, according to Sugarscape.

“I like Zayn because he’s going through something really weird. He’s going solo in a time where the world is getting more and more divisive. The pressure on him is more and more, because of the fact that he’s half Pakistani., and he tweets s*** like #FreePalestine. He’s gone from not talking about something to having to carry all the pressures of somebody who embodies all these things. Even if he’s not playing that card, we project all that s*** on to him.”

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Zayn Malik [Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images]

Is Zayn Malik being judged for being half Pakistani? Is he being judged for leaving One Direction or ignoring Simon Cowell? Is he being harshly judged by fans because of any of the stories floating around in the media? Fans are fans, and they are loyal by definition. Every time Mr. Malik tweets, he gets a lot of love back in the form of clicking the little heart. Sometimes over 100,000 people click the heart shaped “like” button.


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Zayn Malik’s autobiography is written because he feels he’s being judged but is he? It can’t be easy being watched, filmed, and photographed all the time, but were he not adored, would anyone be doing that? Sure there may be a few sick people out there, haters or whatever, that make mean comments on Twitter or hack celebrity social media accounts, but Malik is adored by millions of fans.

Maybe, Zayn Malik does not realize how fans feel. Maybe, he doesn’t feel the love people have for him? At any rate, Zayn is feeling anxiety about public performances and seems very nervous even walking down the street. Malik is worried about how he is perceived by what seems to be an adoring public.

Zayn Malik’s autobiography is written with love in an attempt to explain, but he has nothing to apologize for, and fans have nothing but love for Zayn.

[Image by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]