The Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, And Naughty Boy Fight, According To 'Mean Girls'

Get in losers, we're going shopping. Chances are, if you’ve been on the Internet today, or, simply near a gaggle of teenagers, you’ve heard about the majorly juicy fight that went on between Louis Tomlinson, Naughty Boy, and Zayn Malik. If you didn’t know, apparently Malik and Naughty Boy have been working on some music together, which came to light (too?) soon after Malik’s departure from One Direction, effectively pissing Tomlinson the hell off.

A questionable decision at best, the group decided that the best place to air their passive aggressive grievances about one another was on Twitter. Meaning, all of their zingers and quips were restricted to 140 characters. If you aren’t a 1D fan, it might be difficult for some to grasp exactly how snippy and petty the whole exchange was in the space they were allotted. So, let me assure you, this so-called “feud” was nothing short of some proper Mean Girls dialogue.

Yes, I know, shocker, boys can be “mean girls,” too. Whoa, glad we got that out on the table. But for real guys, this was basically the work of Regina George herself. So, for all you peeps who aren’t as up on the One Direction drama as you should be, or for those of you who live your life according to the Gospel of Tina Fey, here’s how the fight went down, à la Mean Girls:

Mean Tweet:

*Side eye emoji*

Mean Girls Translation:

The rest of One Direction, probably:

They're not touching this with a 10 foot pole, y'all.

Mean Tweet:

*Gets that dirt off his shoulder*

Mean Girls Translation:

Mean Tweet:

*Crowd roars*

Mean Girls Translation:

Every one on the Internet:

Can you blame us, though?

Mean Tweet:

Et tu, Zayn?

Mean Girls Translation:

Fans:

According to MTV News , they're also having a lot of feelings.

Mean Tweet:

*Mic drop*

Mean Girls Translation:

Anyone logical reading this:

"Why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends, why can't we be fri-endsssss..."

The rest of us:

Mean Tweet:

*Louis gives Naughty Boy a patronizing cyber pat on the head*

Mean Girls Translation:

Naughty Boy, probably:

*Shrieks*

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