Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik has opted for a new look — and it’s freaking out longtime fans.
The 24-year-old British pop star recently shaved his head completely bald — though he maintained a stubbly beard — in advance of the Sept. 7 release of the video for his new single with Sia, “Dusk Till Dawn.”
On Sunday, the singer’s mom, Trisha Malik, posted a pic of her son with the new look — along with his girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid.
It didn’t take long for the Twitterverse to tear its own hair out.
“The world is really ending,” one wrote, while another offered a plea, “That better be a bald cap.”
Many saw a resemblance to Will Farrell’s title character in the animated movie “Megamind” — presumably without the blue skin.
Read some of the responses below.
Zayn Malik and Megamind are literally twins pic.twitter.com/JWfgUyHgRw
— Emily DiGiorgio (@emily_digiorgio) September 4, 2017
zayn baby im trying so hard to like it pic.twitter.com/a4mWe12sK4
— thomas moore (@thomasistrash) September 4, 2017
zayn looks soooo good here y'all can't compete???? pic.twitter.com/0MYeLxJDFL
— evelyn #DefendDACA (@dningtabIe) September 4, 2017
Zayn is bald ???????? the world is really ending ????
— KEENAN J WILLIAMS (@keenwill98) September 4, 2017
zayn malik is bald and i have no control like girl i'm ready to run
— larri (@LARRAYOX) September 4, 2017
RIP ZAYN LONG HAIR pic.twitter.com/h4MT75O23O
— Zayn Squad Brasil (@ZaynSquadBrasil) September 3, 2017
That better be a bald cap @zaynmalik
— Amizo (@AfricanKhaIeesi) September 3, 2017