Following the disastrous US missile strike in Syria yesterday which claimed the lives of 57 civilians including 11 children, teenagers and young adults around the world have taken to social media in their hundreds of thousands to express their grief at the impending dissolution of the boy band OneDirection.

Look how dishy he is!

Apparently Liam is leaving the band, which didn’t win a televised singing competition a few years ago, and is the second runner up to leave the band in as many years.

Record companies around the world are scrambling to reassure teenage girls that very shortly they will have a fresh crop of prepubescent boys to distract them from issues such as gender pay inequality, genocide in the Middle East and Donald Trump.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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