After writing about my journey into becoming a fan of One Direction, and my not-so-secret loyalty to the best band member, Zayn Malik, I was promptly hit with comments about how Harry Styles was actually the best one of the group.
My argument was simply "No, Zayn is better," and the majority of responses in Harry's favor were also unconvincing, so I decided to ask the Twitterverse:
After receiving hundreds of comments, I collected 42 more unconvincing responses and put them into this post: 42 Reasons Harry Styles Will Forever And Always Be Better Than Zayn.
And it set the 1D fandom on fire.
The post was immediately hit with backlash on Twitter, as Directioners attacked not only myself, but nearly every single person whose tweet was included in the post, calling it disrespectful to Zayn and mean-spirited.
And then things took a really dark turn. The next day, dozens of people started calling it racist, demanding that I be fired and the post be deleted.
I want to skin you alive with zayns jawline! You're so fucking annoying If you died I would spit on your dead body.