It’s a momentous time in history. Singer Zayn Malik has left One Direction, throwing tweens everywhere into a downward spiral of depression they will not emerge from until their 40th birthday. The news broke Wednesday morning that Malik was leaving the hot band to focus on being a “normal” 22-year-old. Brands, ever mindful of the difficult time this was for their young customers, were quick to lend their support. We round up and grade the offenders.
On-brand, includes the product and also just adorable. A+
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) March 25, 2015
JobSite U.K. Very cute offering from this U.K. company. A
Marmite Shoddy photoshopping, but appreciate the effort. B+
Denny’s You couldn’t even add in a picture of some of your comfort food? C-
we are here for you, directioners, in your time of mourning; prepared to make you all the comfort food you need after this inzayn news. — Denny’s (@DennysDiner) March 25, 2015
Paddy Power Good use of “that moment when,” but are Paddy Power’s target demographic really pre-teen girls? D
Nihilist Arby’s This parody Twitter account has got game. A
Maybe that kid who quit One Direction could get a job with us. JK! There’s only One Direction: into blackness. Arbys: one direction, no hope — Nihilist Arby’s (@nihilist_arbys) March 25, 2015
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