Zayn Malik: Daily Show Responds to Backlash; Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan Updates

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Daily Show has responded to a viral backlash from One Direction’s legions of fans after it did a skit on the band.

“Dear 1D fans: We didn’t know the band members’ names, religions, hobbies, etc. Just knew they were popular. But not THIS popular. #whoa,” the show said, via the BBC.

A number of fans tweeted things with hashtags, including #thedailyshowgonetoofar #ZaynSavesNotKills and #ZaynWeLoveYou.

And one Twitter user wrote: “”To anybody who called Zayn a terrorist…GO KILL YOURSELF.”

“He is HUMAN and he has a soul! An angel soul!” some of the tweets reads. “Honestly the terrorist joke was too far. But it’s what you’re going to get on an offensive show like that,” another said.

Meanwhile, a report is saying that for One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan have indicated that it’s “lonely at the top” while touring.

“The tour bus is a little escape, that little back lounge we sit in,” Tomlinson told the Express. “Hotel rooms can often be lonely. It’s just an easier way to deal with it all. “I can’t really do ‘on my own’ time, I have to have someone’s attention,” he added.

Horan also said that fans’ attention compounds the problem sometimes. “It can be quite frustrating being stuck in a hotel,” he added. “I remember in Peru I got up, went into Louis’s room and said, ‘Right, what are we doing today?’ and he said, ‘We should go shopping.'”

He added: “Then we looked out of the window. There were 10,000 people on the street outside our hotel.”

Meanwhile, Malik apologized to fans during a performance of “Moments” and he apparently forgot the lyrics, according to UnrealityTV.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.