Zayn Malik is not a part of ISIS, for sure. Unfortunately, Huffington Post accidentally tweeted an article about ISIS alongside a picture of the former member of One Direction on Friday morning, November 20.
“What ISIS wants: to destroy the ‘gray zone of coexistence,’ ” read the tweet alongside a picture of Zayn putting his index finger on his eyebrow. However, the image didn’t precisely represent the content of the article as the British singer wasn’t mentioned anywhere in it. Hence, some fans were quick to point at the problem.
One reader commented, “Why are you using a picture of Zayn from One Direction to illustrate this story?” Another reader asked the news outlet to take down the photo as saying, “Please take this photo down … this guy has nothing to do with the story??!”
Following the backlash, the news outlet soon removed the aforementioned tweet and posted an apology on the social media. “We apologize for the original image here. Zayn Malik is mentioned in the story, but is obviously not part of ISIS,” it read. The tweet was accompanied by a screenshot of the post in question.
We apologize for the original image here. Zayn Malik is mentioned in the story, but is obviously not part of ISIS. pic.twitter.com/CzEaDwxs3y
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) November 20, 2015