GMA-7's 'Bad Direction' tag to One Direction sparks online outrage

Manila, Philippines - Fans of British group One Direction react to GMA-7 report tagging 1D as 'Bad Direction' in one of its news programs. The hashtag '#BiggestLiesGMA' trended worldwide on Thursday, May 29, 2014 as netizens support the popular boyband.

One Direction bad Direction by GMA

GMA News tagged the group 'Bad Direction?' due to the viral news and leaked video obtained by Daily Mail that says that One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlison were smoking a suspicious looking self-rolled cigarette allegedly a 'marijuana'.

GMA News Bad Direction tag to 1D

On microblogging site Twitter, majority of netizens defended the 1D members and reiterated the good deeds of the boyband specially during super typhoon Yolanda. Some say that One Direction is active in helping out organizations including Alzheimer's Association, Comic Relief, Green Peace, Mines Advisory Group, Sport Relief and other charities.

Biggest Lies GMA trends on Twitter

Meanwhile, some irate fans said they are going to destroy or sell tickets for the upcoming concerts of the British boyband.

A netizen posted a photo on Twitter of his ticket torn to pieces with the message: “Just ripped up my One Direction ticket because Zayn and Louis smoke weed. I hate this band so much.”

Here are some of the reactions from netizens on '#BiggestLiesGMA', 'Dear GMA' and 'Bad Direction' trends on Twitter which sparked online outrage:

One Direction has developed loyal following worldwide after its members became part of UK's X-Factor in 2010. The band is consistently topping US Billboard Top 200 chart and has videos on Youtube, which already garnered hundreds of millions total views.

The band is scheduled to have a concert in Manila on March 25, 2015.

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