If you mess with One Direction, you're messing with their legion of 20 million Directioners.
The Daily Show made the mistake of calling out One Direction in one of their ISIS skits. Correspondent Jessica Williams explained a brand new terrorist organization consisting of "one member each from ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, One Direction, and the Zetas drug cartel."
Directioners did not take this One Direction reference lightly. They jumped on board to defend Zayn Malik (who was never mentioned in the skit) with the Twitter hashtag #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar.
The hashtag is now trending worldwide on Twitter. Take a look at some of the fans' tweets:
Zayn always puts others before himself, yet he's still labeled as a "terrorist" because of his religion. smh. #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar
— aмanda (@what_the_hejl) September 26, 2014
— maddie | PLS LUKE (@larryleedsnight) September 26, 2014
— Zayn Malik. (@fannycodino06) September 26, 2014
— 5sosRuinedMe (@LukesPenguins29) September 26, 2014