anonymous asked:

Why people act as if Zayn was never grateful for what he has achieved with one direction?

Because people never listen to him. Because they read his interviews just to find something that they don’t like and twist his every word. A year and a half later, they are still bitter that Zayn left, that somehow, in their own version of events, Zayn “betrayed” them and his boys. How dare Zayn choose HIS happiness and mental health over theirs? How dare Zayn spill the secrets of what happened behind the scenes and what he/they went through?

Just like Zayn said, “everyone has an opinion on social media, even though they don’t know you, and it gets exhausting. You get misquoted in the press or a bullshit rumor gets printed and it’s frustrating to watch people believe those things and form opinions on you based on what they read”. They never actually take the time to listen to his words and understand his actions. They have this perception of him and even when they’re proven wrong, they still go with it and hate him for every single word.

Because the music that 1D created wasn’t Zayn’s style. BUT, if they’d paid attention to him all those, they would’ve known that he’s more into RnB.

“I genuinely enjoyed [the band] and did whatever I could to be myself within that, but it’s just not where I sit as a musician”

“As much as I was in that band, and I loved everything that we did, that’s not music that I would listen to. I don’t think that’s an offensive statement to make. That’s just not who I am.”

“I’m massively grateful for that, and if it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be here. It’s not because I’m trying to be more successful or as successful as what was going on before, because there’s no comparison. I was in the biggest boy band in the world and I loved what we did as a boy band.” (AUDIO 5:00)

“No one can ever say I was ungrateful, even though it sort of comes across that way when I mention that I was frustrated with the band. That’s not the case at all.”

Let’s not forget that Zayn congratulated the boys after releasing Drag Me Down, their first single without him, and his tweet went unnoticed by “his brothers”, as these fans call them.

And last, but not least, Zayn publicly thanked the boys in his speech when he was awarded at The Asian Awards back in 2015, just 3 weeks after leaving the band.

“And also, I’d like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys I’ve ever met whilst being in the band and doing all the amazing things that I did. Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life.”