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When it comes to Twitter, Zayn Malik is headed in one direction: out the door.

The British boy band member has deactivated his social networking account, telling followers immediately prior to doing so on Tuesday:

“The reason i don’t tweet as much as i use to, is because I’m sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily. goodbye twitter 🙂 .”

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To those fans who can’t muster a smiley face of their own upon hearing this news, take heart:

Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Charlie Sheen, Alec Baldwin and Amanda Bynes have all quit Twitter in the past.

Every single one returned.

UPDATE: That didn’t take long. He’s already back, writing: Sorry, I was getting some abuse on twitter but I dont want to let my fans down. So I am back!! 🙂

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