You do not ask if Zayn is on drugs. This is the chorus of One Direction's tween Twitter fans, who are absolutely outraged that Today's Matt Lauer would even think of doing such a thing. But after boy band member Zayn Malik bailed on One Direction's album release show for a "tummy bug," Matt had some questions for the rest of the group.
One Direction performed on the Today show yesterday in support of the group's new album release, but Zayn didn't even make it to the States for the performance. Here's how Matt approached that fact on the show:
Is it something more serious than just a minor illness? There have been rumors of substance abuse–what's going on?
I'm really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend, that's why I couldn't fly to America.
One Direction fans are naturally inclined to believe Zayn.
saying zayn is addicted to drugs is like saying that Jesus is addicted to sinners just N O P E
— Harry Styles (@MyArmyOfStyles) November 18, 2014
LOOK AT HOW PISSED NIALL AND LOUIS LOOK WHEN THE INTERVIEWER ASKED WHETHER ZAYN'S IN SUBSTANCE ABUSED THEY'RE SO DONE pic.twitter.com/vkEIxRbHZQ
— Night changes (@Mrsmalik_8) November 18, 2014
Go drink some acid. Acid will help you to think before you spread rumours about Zayn when he's/was SICK.
Love, 1D fans
— Harry Styles. (@17Harry_Styles) November 18, 2014
Stomach bugs are gone in a matter of days, I expect Zayn out there with the boys by Thursday.
— FOUR AF (@yungfuturist) November 18, 2014
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