See the thing is, I get where Zayn is coming from, I do. We don’t know what his experiences were and for all we know, being in One Direction was actually hell for him.
BUT he needs to understand that he has to be really careful about the way he phrases and frames his discontent with One Direction the brand, otherwise it can and will be interpreted as his personal dislike for the remaining members of One Direction, the band as well as their past and present body of work.
And given that he spent the past four and a half years publicly describing the other four as being his ‘brothers’, being seen to be throwing shade on their singing and songwriting efforts is a spectacular dick move.
What happened to “yeah and I had a sick time doing it, so keep laughing”??
Hella long analogy to follow: