Zayn accused of throwing shade at One Direction during AMA speech

From Gigi’s impersonations to Selena’s heart-wrenching acceptance speech, last night’s American Music Awards ceremony was an emotional rollercoaster for all involved.

And it seems Zayn Malik did not escape the intense level of social media scrutiny allocated to the event as he has been criticised online for slagging One Direction during his acceptance speech.

Picking up the award for best ‘New Artist of the Year’, the 23-year-old popstar looked towards the crowd before excitedly saying: “This one just has my name on it, right?”

He then paused before thanking his family and fans for their support, but failed to mention his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.

Having eagerly awaited Zayn’s run-in with former bandmate Niall Horan, One Direction’s followers were left disappointed as they witnessed the PILLOWTALK singer’s surprised reaction to the Mullingar man’s handshake.

“THE FACT THAT ZAYN WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE HE DIDN’T THINK NIALL WOULD WALK UP TO HIM,” tweeted one saddened fan alongside a tearful Kris Jenner meme.

“I’m positive Zayn would have never gone up to Niall…Niall’s a genuinely great guy and I’m sure he misses his friend,” wrote another.

The brief interaction has prompted the “ZiallOnAMAs” hashtag on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

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