Wrong Direction

Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher put himself on thin ice when he poked fun at Zayn Malik’s decision to leave One Direction.

Comparing the former boy band member to  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, currently facing trial and probably life in prison in Boston for bombs set off during the Boston Marathon two years ago, might not have been the best decision, either.

One Direction fans are notoriously protective of their favorite group and immediately lashed out at Maher, who showed a picture of Zayn next to Tsarnaev and asked where the performer was during the incident.

Fans took to Twitter, calling Maher’s actions “disgusting, ” and “disrespectful,” with one fan saying Maher was “just jealous” of Malik.

See Maher’s joke here and the backlash here.

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