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Fans Are Angry Because They Think Joey Fatone Actually Wrote A Warning Letter To One Direction

It's all a joke, guys!

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Recently, there have been multiple reports and rumors that One Direction are planning to take a hiatus to pursue their own projects.

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Naturally, fans are very sad. 😒

I am so sad... One direction going on extended hiatus is just... It totally broke meπŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” but on the bright side they'll be happy😌

So, comedy website Above Average decided to lighten the mood by publishing a satirical "letter" to the boys of One Direction "from" former NSYNC member Joey Fatone.

Of course, NSYNC also went on a "break" and never recorded again as a band.
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Of course, NSYNC also went on a "break" and never recorded again as a band.

The letter is honestly hilarious. It says in part:

Here's how it's gonna go down, fellas. While you're all on hiatus, Harry will record some dope singles with Beyonce, Ryan Adams and Wiz Khalifa, come out with a killer solo album produced by Pharrell and Timbaland, cut his hair, dye his hair, do a second less awesome album, let his hair grow super long and wear it in two braids, crush a self-effacing cameo in a Judd Apatow movie, buzz his hair and release a third, self-produced album on which he hints at being bisexual that everyone will call his "best work."

The rest of you are fucked. I mean fucked. I am the second most-successful former member of NSync and I am Joey Fatone. Say that outloud to yourself: "Besides Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone is the most successful member of NSync."

The problem was, not everyone seemed to get it was a joke. This was probably because, according to some commenters, the website originally had Fatone's name as the byline. It now has a different name listed.

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Some 1D fans were mad at "Fatone" for daring to write the piece.

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"He's not even relevant!" they fumed.

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"Loser!"

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Others said they were worried the letter revealed a painful truth.

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And some were just sad.

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And it wasn't just people on Twitter. Popular Twitter accounts and websites thought he wrote it too.

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"'NSYNC star lashes out," wrote one publication.

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Another website wrote it is "hardly surprising" Fatone would weigh in.

So here is a PSA. Fatone isn't spending his time dissing One Direction. He's too busy hanging out with another classic boy band, O-Town!

Leaving this here. Feel free to tag. #dead7 - E

BuzzFeed News has contacted Above Average for comment.

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