The hashtag #stopoverworkingourboys swept Twitter on Tuesday, as thousands of One Direction fans took to social media to bemoan the plight of the millionaire pop band.
The band, comprising of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, have an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million - making them the second wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years of age.
With millions of people still being victims of forced labour globally today, others wanted to remind the fans, known as Directioners, that they may need to put their concerns into perspective.
Somehow, #stopoverworkingourboys is about One Direction and not the over 29 Million people in slavery around the world today.— Zach Hunter (@zachjhunter) August 26, 2014
Much has been said recently about the members of 1D potentially parting ways, rumours that have been dismissed by the band and their producer and founder Simon Cowell.
So the"heartbroken" fans took it upon themselves to tell the world, and the band's management, that the band really deserve a rest.
THEYRE ALL IN THEIR 20s AND THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 90% OF THEIR LIFE THEY NEED A LONG LONG REST #stopoverworkingourboys— farah (@raybanzouis) August 26, 2014
"@njhdancingqueen: I want these perfect smiles backAugust 26, 2014
THIS BREAKS MY HEART INTO PIECESAugust 26, 2014
I always felt like something was wrong. I know their smiles are still genuine but deep down I know they are tired. #stopoverworkingourboys— Ulrica (@ulrica_schmidt) August 26, 2014
I DONT CARE ABOUT PERFUMES, SHOWS OR ANY MERCHANDISE I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY WITH THERE FAMILIES THATS ALL— NO HATE FOR HARRY (@TheCheekyD_) August 26, 2014
The boys have been home 7 times since X factor
It's been 4 years
Let that sink inAugust 26, 2014
#stopoverworkingourboys this is so sad— // (@offbeatlarry) August 26, 2014
#stopoverworkingourboys They've worked so hard on the music, tours etc. You can see how tired the boys are.— 5SOS&1D❤Niall&Ash❤ (@smiley_nashton) August 26, 2014
How can you believe that the boys have only been home seven times since 2010 omg #stopoverworkingourboys— luke/4? pls (@kal_calmnzhll) August 26, 2014
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#stopoverworkingourboys this is probably the trend i worship yet— #thrillainmanila (@frantahs) August 26, 2014