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As long as there are boybands with a dedicated following (Take That, 5ive, JLS, et al), there will be legions of hormonal fans ready to believe that life simply won’t be worth living without them in it.
And with One Direction being such a global force, there really are an awful lot of very upset human beings of a certain age struggling to come to terms with the very real reality that Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall aren’t going to be quite so omnipresent in the not-so-distant future...
If one direction split up I'm not going to school for 6 months
— Hannah Gaffney (@hannahgaffney14) August 24, 2015
Waking up with this sad news breaks my heart in thousand pieces. #OneDirection
— Melissa. (@Gurl_Melis) August 24, 2015
March used to be my favourite month because my birthday is in march, but now its my least favourite month
— harry styles. (@rauhlshoran) August 24, 2015
Guys I think we have run out of worse thing that can happen this year #OneDirection
— Diana / pcd :( (@dianadavis_) August 24, 2015
The world has ended, #OneDirection split...... How will everyone cope 😂😂
— Pete (@LFC771) August 24, 2015
— @Harry_Styles hasn't (@milly_1310) August 24, 2015
No No No No No No Please One Direction don't split up,please I will never be happy every again please 😭😭😭😭 @onedirection
— Skye-Amie Budden (@skkyyyeee) August 24, 2015
I'm crying, help, one direction can't be splitting up, please lord
— queen c (@itscecils_) August 23, 2015
When I thought I got over zayn leaving one direction stop crying&I expected it but I hear this my life is over I'm not gonna get over this:(
— Alice'lee⚓︎ (@alicebryantxxx) August 23, 2015
one direction isn’t allowed to break up until im dead
— inês (@ashdonuts) August 23, 2015
watching les mis and anne hathaway howling i dreamed a dream isn't an ideal setting to find out one direction are gonna break up
— aisling (@aislingd1989) August 23, 2015
I literally can't imagine my life without this band. And I'm so happy that I was here to be apart of the whole One Direction experience. -A
— 1DUpdates (@OT4WWUpdates) August 24, 2015
The One Direction split has absolutely crushed me I might just sell my Leeds Fest ticket and go live in the woods and cry a lot
— conor (@libertineconor) August 24, 2015
But not everyone was feeling quite so devastated...
@SkyNews How will any of us cope? Easily actually.
— John Hutson (@Jonobido) August 24, 2015
Woke up in Turkey this morning to the terrible news...The One Direction split might not be permanent #OneDirection
— Dom Joly (@domjoly) August 24, 2015
I'm so glad that #OneDirection broke up, it's finally over, Twitter can become a better place now
— Da Banter Snake (@HyperionZX) August 24, 2015
#OneDirection is breaking up? Is it Christmas?? Favorite moment of 2015!
— Kristin (@KristinonWBNQ) August 24, 2015
And for some, the news was all a bit been-there-bought-the t-shirt, but at least they could offer some support and advice...
It's ok One Direction fans, I went through this with Take That & Boyzone. You may feel like your heart is in a blender, but you can do this.
— Lia (@LisforLia) August 23, 2015
One Direction fans, I got through Brian leaving Westlife & then their split when I was younger, you can do this! 🙏🏼
— Rachael Devine (@_rachaeldevine) August 23, 2015
— Georgie Ryan (@georgieonlife) August 24, 2015
@ElleEmSee you got caught up in the One Direction frenzy. Happens to the best of us. *whispers* "I still love you 5ive"
— Aidan Browne (@aidanjwbrowne) August 23, 2015
Abso devastated about one direction 😭😭😭😭 It's like Westlife all over again
— hannah jane (@hannahjanexo) August 23, 2015
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