One Direction band member, Zayn Malik’s two sisters have become targets on the social networking site Twitter by internet trolls.
According to the Daily Star Sunday, the singer’s ten-year-old sister Safaa became a target by bullies who tweeted that she was suffering from cancer whilst others have claimed that Zayn and his older sister Doniya, 20, have different fathers.
Zayn has told his two sisters to ignore the abuse they receive but Safaa and Doniya have been forced to defend themselves on their Twitter pages because of the continuous insults they keep on receiving.
Safaa told her 45,000 followers: “Sorry I haven’t been that nice to anyone:/ I was just a bit angry how people made FAKE rumors saying I have cancer when I don’t! Sorry x”
Safaa’s tweet was a response to a message which was directly aimed at her which read: “Guys I just heard the best news ever that Zayn’s retarded Muslim sister has cancer, excuse me while I dance.”
Furthermore, according to the newspaper Doniya wrote a message on her page after a woman who claimed that she was a distant relative of her father Yaser, said Zayn and Doniya have different fathers.
She wrote: “I can assure u we have the same dad and hu Eva is telling u this pathetic things is a very sad person.”
The pop star is believed to have told his friends he is worried that his sisters have become targets to internet bullies because of his fame.
A friend told the newspaper: “Zayn is sickened that people could write such horrible things about his sisters and his mum and dad. He is not bothered about people saying things about him but for someone to write that a little girl has cancer just for the fun of it is totally obscene.
“Equally, for someone who is a distant relative to bring the honour of his mother and father into disrepute and claim he and his sister have different dads is offensive. His parents have been inseparable for years and the claims are just lies.”