It's hard to believe, but beloved boy band One Direction has been a part of our lives for six years. Though the band has been on hiatus for several months, its members were celebrating the anniversary on social media.
Is it just me, or does this feel kind of like celebrating your six month anniversary with your boyfriend despite the fact you're planning on ending the relationship in the next couple days? One Direction just needs to break up already. Here's why.
1. They're already on a break.
One Direction has been on "hiatus" for months now. They're pulling us along for a brutal Ross-and-Rachel-like roller coaster of emotions. 1D fans can't wait ten years to find out if the band is ever going to get back together. If they haven't decided whether they want to be together or not yet, chances are they never will. It's time to pull the band-aid off and just break up for real.
2. They'll never again be as adorable as they were in 2012.
Remember the music video for What Makes You Beautiful? It's embedded below in case you've forgotten. Look at these tiny, adorable teens running around on the beach wearing coordinating sweaters! The lyrics don't make any sense! They're so fun and cute! Now that One Direction has become full-grown adults, they're much less charming. Things will never be the way they used to be. We'll never have another What Makes You Beautiful. We all need to just accept that and move on.
3. They lost the hot one.
Zayn Malik's exit from the band last year was a devastating blow that shook One Direction's perfect boy band to its core. For over a year, the band has been struggling to cope without the traditional "Insanely Hot One." His departure upset 1D's boy band balance. If they continue on without him much longer, they'll surely implode. It's better to end it before that happens.
4. Harry's hair is destined for better things.
Harry Styles has the hair of an angel, even with his new shorter haircut. He should be starring in Herbal Essences commercials or modeling for those photos in the window at the hair salon, not sitting up late at night wondering if and when his boy band is ever going to get back together. One Direction needs to let Harry go. He can't be tied down anymore. It's time to for his hair to live out its full potential.
5. I still don't know which one Liam is.
Does anyone know which one Liam is? Or Niall or Louis, for that matter? The band as it stands right now is just Harry Styles and three Not-Harry's. These poor guys are overshadowed by Harry and his angel locks. It's not worth staying if you don't feel appreciated, guys. Go find your truth. Live your dreams. You deserve it.