Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has officially ditched all association with the band by changing his name on Twitter.
The 22-year-old singer, who was formally known as '@ZaynMalik1D' on the social networking site, has now dropped the last part of his Twitter handle.
His new name, simply just his name, '@ZaynMalik', has sparked outrage by some fans on Twitter and even created a new hashtag #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D.
Check out some of the comments below.
"ZAYN REMOVED 1D FROM HIS NAME BUT HE PLACED IT IN HIS HEART" IM CRYING SO HARD RN ASDF #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/iKgyRUyHj6— ⊰✿*ه ପଓ ه*✿⊱ (@zouirryniall) May 1, 2015
#YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D @zaynmalik It's a pity you did that,but I hope the '1D' you ripped off that will be in your heart forever.— εlinα (@ZianourryGreece) May 1, 2015
IM CRYING I LOVE THIS FANDOM #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D pic.twitter.com/DHfF59EtCK— Louis♡ (@RockMeLouisx) May 1, 2015
I dont even know how to describe my emotions with zayn changing his bio, but I know im not okay #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D— I Love you Zayn (@ZiamIsMyKingdom) May 1, 2015