Kevin Jonas Talks Zayn Malik Departure: "He Should Go Dark for a Long Time"

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While Noel Gallagher may be the only one to outright call Zayn Malik an "idiot" for quitting One Direction, here's a new perspective from a former boybander – just lay low for a while.

Kevin Jonas has a lot of experience with having a successful music career, being one-third of the Jonas Brothers, as well as first-hand knowledge of facing a band shake-up when Nick Jonas decided to quit.

So, what does he think about Zayn's decision? Kevin recently told Elvis Duran: "In the midst of that intensity, he should go dark for a long time. You gotta go dark for at least like six weeks. Like, underground, you gotta go hard, like you're done...You've got to let the dust clear. Anything you do then will be scrutinized."

Yeah, Zayn seems to be finding that out the hard way, most recently after lashing out at former bandmate Louis Tomlinson, when he called the 1D singer "bitchy" for his Twitter feud with producer pal Naughty Boy.

We have to agree with Kevin on this one – maybe the best thing is just to be out of the limelight for a bit while everyone's adjusting. Maybe his desire to be a "normal 22-year-old" would have been more genuine if he didn't show up in a studio right after quitting the band.

Kevin further explained: "Notice how when [the Jonas Brothers] went dark, we went dark. We didn't do a single interview, we didn't talk to anybody, we just went dark...I just got really depressed for a while. There's a mourning process."

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