I try not to get too involved in the fandom drama too often these days since it’s usually wasted effort but seeing this latest round of attacks on Zayn, I couldn’t keep quiet. This hits too close to home for me.
As just a handful of you know, I lost my dad just under three weeks ago to complications from lung cancer. Much like the person Zayn is helping by tweeting out her GoFundMe page, our family was blind-sided by a Stage Four diagnosis when my dad was admitted to the hospital for what seemed an unrelated matter. We were stunned and devastated to be suddenly faced with the inevitability of his demise that came much quicker than we anticipated.
I’m not fifteen. I can’t even imagine how terrified that woman’s daughter must be at the thought of losing the most important person in her life at such a crucial time (not that it’s ever easy to lose a parent). Luckily, they seem to have a good support system that includes the Malik family.
No one knows to what extent they have already contributed to her cause but guess what? It doesn’t matter because I’m sure it’s happened in more ways than just financial.
Cancer treatments are notoriously expensive and this woman’s last resort might be an experimental treatment in another country. Even though I’m sure Zayn has helped (because that’s the type of person he has proven to be) he has a huge online presence that could benefit her immensely. She has also promised that any outstanding monies will go to other patients to aid in their care in the case that the treatment fails to work.
The fact that many of you chose to use this as an occasion to belittle Zayn for his effort when you heap praise on OT4 for literally the exact same thing is disgusting beyond belief. How can you feel good about taking something pure and pissing all over it, effectively taking attention away from the person in need? Clearly you value your bullying time more and that is reprehensible in ways I cannot begin to articulate.
Why does it matter that it’s his mom’s friend?? Why should that disqualify her from getting our attention? Have you even considered that perhaps she doesn’t want to get everything she needs from them? Would you be okay with your best friend and her family paying every last cent for this treatment out of their own pocket? Have you even for a moment stopped to think about the person at the center of this issue? I think we all know the answer to that.
You certainly don’t need to give a single cent. It’s not mandatory in case you forgot. It’s pretty clear you don’t give a rat’s ass about Ayesha and her daughter. If you for a minute stopped to think about how this is going to affect her perhaps you would’ve thought twice before giving your worthless opinion.
Can you imagine how they’re going to feel when they hear that their friend’s son is getting trashed for trying to help her out? Do you even care that you’re adding negativity to an already unbelievably stressful and frightening time? It doesn’t seem like you do. The only thing that matters to petty mean girls like you is having another go at Zayn, right?
As someone who was just in Ayesha’s family’s shoes, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it: GO FUCK YOURSELVES.