With Zayn Malik's decision to quit 1D, reducing the five-piece to 4/4, Nick poked a little fun at the situation by imagining what would happen if other groups reduced numbers. He joked: "It was a tough week. A lot of girls are struggling after One Direction became two directions. What's next, Fourth Harmony? 3 Seconds of Summer? The Jonas Brother?"
See what he did there? Had a little laugh at his own expense too...so it's all good, right?
Well...as these things go, not all One Direction fans were on board with Nick's joke. Don't forget, Nick recently talked about supporting Zayn's decision since he had first-hand experience with leaving a boyband himself.
Nick Jonas talking about Zayn at the KCA's! pic.twitter.com/gLou26s00m- 1D Updates (@1DLittleSecret) March 29, 2015
i can't believe nick jonas tried to be funny about zayn leaving one direction when he was the one that left his ACTUAL brothers band- ashley (@donkasterlou) March 29, 2015
nick jonas said "a lot of girls are still struggling since one direction went two directions" go back to camp rock or gtfo- zaynmalik1d (@wonderlxndniall) March 29, 2015
apparently nick jonas made a joke about zayn going solo excuse you who are you to talk when you broke up with your own brothers- sonya (@93otra) March 29, 2015