One Direction is the first true boy band sensation of the Internet era, and in the five years since the group came together, its fandom has generated untold terabytes of 1D-related media of every conceivable type. So it’s no surprise that the announcement that Zayn Malik is leaving the group has ground the Internet to a halt under the weight of the digital response. Twitter has been flooded with reaction to the news, and so far most of the tweets seem to fall into one of just a few categories:
CALLS TO ACTION
RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME
JEREMY CLARKSON JOKES
“ANOTHER DIRECTION” JOKES
PHILOSOPHIZING ON THE NATURE OF A ZAYN-LESS ONE DIRECTION
Spoiler alert: There are even more broken hearts than EW was able to gather. To see more fan reactions to the news, head on over to PEOPLE.