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20th Nov 2015

Huffington Post forced to apologise for One Direction ISIS tweet

Oh dear...

Kevin Beirne

The Huffington Post have had to apologise after posting a tweet which appeared to link former One Direction star Zayn Malik to ISIS.

The American news site posted a tweet which read: ‘What ISIS wants: to destroy the “gray zone of coexistence”‘ and accompanied it with a picture of the British singer.

After receiving a backlash on the incident, @HuffingtonPost tweeted a screengrab of the original post alongside the message: ‘We apologize for the original image here. Zayn Malik is mentioned in the story, but is obviously not part of ISIS.’

Some of the commenters were less than amused…