Directioners, breathe a sigh of relief: a source has confirmed to Billboard that the guitar-strumming member of One Direction is still with the group, shooting down rumors that exploded on Twitter on Sunday night (Dec. 28).
A Columbia Records rep for 1D tells Billboard that there is “no truth to this rumor,” which sprung up when sites like Yahoo Celebrity UK and Sugarscape posted tweets claiming that Horan had deserted the group. The accounts later confirmed that they had been hacked, and that One Direction is still intact.
Fortunately, the mixup produced some rather inspired memes when the hashtag #reasonsniallleftonedirection began trending last night. Check out a few of our favorites below:
— tumblr post (@5sosTumblr_) December 29, 2014
— nat (@arktichealy) December 29, 2014
— Jasmine (@adorxblezaynie) December 29, 2014
— (@crimlounal) December 29, 2014
— h (@Hipstahhh_Harry) December 29, 2014
— niall horan (@xNialldos) December 29, 2014