Before you ask–yeah, whatever. I’m fine.
I mean, I’m about as “fine” as I could be, considering The News. If you haven’t heard, One Direction are taking a break (or, “going in separate directions,” according to a few very original news outlets who all appear to have been saving this headline since the day Zayn left the band). Like most rational people, I am devastated–like, it’s bad enough that my boyfriend, Harry Styles, went to the moon without telling me, and now this? (PSA: Harry Styles is not actually my boyfriend. He wishes!!!!)
Anyway, the only thing that’s really getting me through right now is the internet. Take a look at these hilarious reactions to the potential split and soon, you won’t be able to tell whether the tears on your cheeks are from laughing or crying:
1. Ryan Reynolds GETS IT:
Do NOT make me regret this One Direction tattoo on my lower back, fellas.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 24, 2015
It is comforting that I’m not the only one.
2. Denial is key:
— tiara (@faboulouser) August 24, 2015
I also like the word “denial” because it obviously has roots in the name “Niall,” you know?
3. Like, if you don’t think about it, it’s very likely that it didn’t happen at all.
— emma (@paynefulgrier) August 23, 2015
Sure, you have to quit the internet, but it’s worth it.
4. This is also a reasonable request:
I will believe that One Direction is breaking up when Harold writes me a personal handwritten letter declaring his intentions to me directly
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) August 23, 2015
“Declaring his intentions to me directly”–just like a suitor in a Jane Austen novel! I have always found Harry to be very Mr. Darcy-esque, myself.
5. We’re all doing our best here:
— chelle (@nechellemarie) August 23, 2015
6. Oh, good, dads are getting involved:
And I’m NOT just talking about Liam and Louis! *winks*
7. I mean, yeah:
one direction isn’t allowed to break up until im dead
— inês (@ashdonuts) August 23, 2015
8. Or is this just the best setting for such a moment? Think about it:
watching les mis and anne hathaway howling i dreamed a dream isn't an ideal setting to find out one direction are gonna break up
— aisling (@aislingd1989) August 23, 2015
Catharsis is very important, after all.
9. We all see what we want to see in the end:
— mecypipi,, (@larentshires) August 24, 2015
This look works the best for Louis, I think.
10: Attribution is key:
— × Follow Ayuda × (@1DNandosNiall) August 23, 2015
The source makes the story, no?
11.This is true:
— hailey//TOMORROW (@sassmastafranta) August 24, 2015
But where does it end, you know?
12. No, the nightmare lives on:
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 24, 2015
16-year-old Harry GETS it, you know?
13. Me too, Dan:
dan finding out one direction has split up pic.twitter.com/0cPtdNM3l8
— savannah brown (@savannxhb) August 23, 2015
But, to be fair, there is a lot of drama.
15. Like, bye:
This is the route that Zayn took, I assume.
16. If you were wondering what the boys had to say for themselves, Niall was the first one to break the silence with this painfully cryptic tweet:
God damn AC! Left it on when I was sleeping …. Singer problems
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 23, 2015
17: Don’t worry, though–ever the giver, he made sure to clear things up for a confused fan:
The air conditioning dries your throat out and it's horrible https://t.co/QjHEKZIwlh
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 23, 2015
18. Louis also had some choice words:
Fear the walking dead is intriguing !!!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) August 24, 2015
Ever the enigma, that one.
19. But, all the same, we must be strong:
This is a very good point.
20. After all, there are far more important things to focus on:
— lisa (@beachsidehes) August 24, 2015
Such as photoshopping Louis to make it look like he’s wearing a crop top.
21. And this other fascinating theory about what 2016 might really bring:
— H (@itshapsa) August 24, 2015
22. And, most of all, this video in which Harry Styles mistakes his water bottle for a microphone:
harry thought his water bottle was his mic https://t.co/Srs1B67UCk
— 1D UPDATES (@1DWWAlert) August 24, 2015
23. But, at the end of the day, for any true Directioner, there will never be a day in which this is not the case:
WE NEED OUR OWN SHOW CALLED "KEEPING UP WITH THE DIRECTIONERS" BC WE GO THROUGH MORE DRAMA THAN KARDASHIANS TBH #MTVHottest One Direction
— 1D UPDATES (@1DWWAlert) August 23, 2015
What do you think about the break? Is it real? If so, is it really temporary, or is there something more sinister going on? Let us know in the comments below!
You can reach the author, Sara Hendricks, on Twitter and Instagram.
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