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Twitter trolls drive One Direction's Zayn Malik off Twitter

Esme Riley Published by Esme Riley
Published on 22 August 2012

Zayn Malik has deleted his Twitter account.

Twitter trolls drive One Direction's Zayn Malik off Twitter

The One Direction star - who had several million followers - has quit the social networking site because of the abuse he'd been receiving when he logged on.

His final tweet read: "The reason I don't tweet as much as I use to, is because I'm sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily goodbye twitter ."

He added: "My fans that have something nice to say can tweet me on the one direction account, x."

Zayn, 19, isn't the first member of One Direction to get frustrated with Twitter.

Harry Styles, 18, was upset earlier this year when his then girlfriend, 32-year-old Caroline Flack, received death threats from their fans.

A string of other women he's been linked to have quit the site as a result of abuse they'd received.

Liam Payne, 18, was forced to stick up for his girlfriend Danielle Peazer when she was also abused on the site, while 20-year-old Louis Tomlinson has often had to defend things he's said or done.

Zayn's girlfriend Perrie Edwards also quit Twitter earlier this year - Little Mix all got rid of their separate accounts and instead now use a joint page.

It's not all fun and games as a young popstar, after all.

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