Zayn Malik revealed to FABULOUS how racist, anti-Muslim remarks that he and his family were terrorist infuriated him: ‘You can say whatever you want about me, I’m not really bothered. But when it starts to upset people I care about or I hear about it from my mum, then that’s a problem. Nasty things [were said] like I’m a terrorist, and this and that. How can you justify that? How can you call me that and get away with it?
My little cousin put up a family picture at Eid because she got a photo with Perrie and she was so happy about it. But then everybody just gave it to me double barrel. We live in 2012 and I thought we’d moved forward. If that was said to me on the street or if someone said it to me to my face or whatever then something could be done about it.’