"Devastated," "betrayed" and "a bit confused" might be the best words to describe what Directioners are feeling at the moment.
Earlier today (May 6), Zayn Malik retweeted collaborator Naughty Boy's filtered photo of the two of them, which prompted Louis to respond with this:
One Direction fans all over the world quickly took to Twitter to share their emotions, defend Louis and trend #TOMLINSONSLAYSAGAIN.
Here's what they had to say.
Understandably, some fans were completely heartbroken.
Many can't believe that Zayn would just throw away five years of friendship.
Like really can't believe it.
Others tried to find the humor in it.
What the fans really need is a little pick-me-up.
But for now, let's remember the happier times.