#CutForZerrie has been among the leading trends in the United States and elsewhere on Saturday.
The implication of the online campaign — which echoes last winter’s horrifying #CutForBieber prank — is that One Direction fans are self-harming (and threatening Edwards) in the wake of the engagement news.
While the Justin Bieber-related trend earlier this year included a barrage of gruesome (real and fabricated) pictures portraying the cutting of wrists, the majority of #CutForZerrie images as Saturday progressed made light of the situation — such photos of a wedding cake being sliced.
But regardless of how the trend originally gained momentum, observers were outraged and disgusted by the notion of a “Cut For Zerrie” protest of Malik and Edwards’ romance.
Thousands of One Direction fans attacked the #CutForZerrie hashtag as inexcusable — even as a “joke” — considering how serious the issue of ACTUAL self-harm is for millions of young people.
Gossip Cop agrees.
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