May 3, 2015 10:21:04 am
His Twitter handle, which was @ZaynMalik1D until Saturday (May 2), has been changed to just @ZaynMalik.
The 22-year-old singer has also deleted the link to the One Direction website from his bio.
Some fans have seen Malik’s removal of references to the band as a betrayal.
“Why would you do this to us?,” one fan tweeted whilst others claimed ‘heartbreak’ and that Malik’s actions have ‘hurt’ them.
Others have claimed Malik will always be ‘one of the boys’ and still more have requested that he should return to the band.
Malik announced he was leaving the band at the end of March, citing personal reasons and claiming he wanted to live “a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”
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