Competing against stars like Cher Lloyd and Rebecca Ferguson, One Direction placed third on the British show ‘The X Factor’ in 2009. Over the last four years, this small boy band of five have grown into a world phenomenon. Though, one of the members has had a harder time adjusting to all this fame, and this week found it all too much deciding to quit One Direction.
The band was on their ‘On the Road’ tour travelling across Asia when a picture of Zayn Malik hugging an unknown woman, began to circulate on the web.. Zayn Malik has been engaged to Perrie Edwards (member of Little Mix) for over a year and as a result the internet went viral and many false accusations were made. Zayn immediately dropped out of the tour and went to settle things back at home. Still the media would not let up and Zayn could not take it and decided to leave One Direction for good.