‘The X Factor’: Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards offline after Zayn Malik rumors

How is Perrie (r.) handling it?

Mrs. Carter: Little Mix is standing together.

It’s not always easy to be a popular young female star — especially when you are a dating a popular young male star with millions of female fans that also want a piece of him.

Following some photos of Perrie Edwards of Little Mix kissing another former “X Factor” UK contestant in Zayn Malik of One Direction, all four of the members of the girl group (who ended up winning this past season) have all deleted their Twitter accounts — and are now all posting under the band’s official page.

Is it possible that the move was unrelated, and really just a way to streamline communication between the band and their fans? Possibly, but considering all the nasty comments that are being said by some (but not all) One Direction fans online, this may simply be a way to get away from some of the internet haters.

Can you understand Perrie’s decision, in particular when you consider just how bad cyberbullying has become over something as simple as dating a sought-after guy?  This is not the first time (and probably not the last time either) where a girl started to date a popular young male singer and cyber-bullies flocked to the occasion.  In fact there have actually been cases where women have actually backed down or canceled dates with some of these singers out of fear. You would think that being part of one of the world’s biggest singing groups would be a blessing when it came to getting the ladies, but it seems that with social networking sites like Twitter it’s actually making it fairly difficult for these young singers to get any sort of action whatsoever.

One Direction first found fame during the 2010 edition of the British reality show, and ended up placing in third behind Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle.

Photo: ITV

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