Liam Payne Posts Tweet To 'Brighten Things Up' After Zayn Malik's One Direction Exit

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Liam Payne of One Direction photographed on April 20, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. 

It's been a rough 24 hours for One Direction fans. Now that Zayn Malik has confirmed his departure from the group, one of his former 1D bandmates is hoping his latest tweet can cheer up the fans.

"Right time to brighten things up he's a throwback to one of my many embarrassing moments great shorts pal!" he tweeted, sharing a throwback photo of himself in a goofy outfit.

Prior to the Tweet, Payne and his 1D bandmates broke their twitter silence following Malik's confirmation.

As of press time, Malik still hadn't posted any updates to his Twitter.

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