We don't know how anyone could bully Niall Horan – or his adorable family – but the singer has found himself in a really awful situation for some time now. Apparently, a group of "fans" discovered his phone number, and started a group chat to flood him with terrible message that make fun of him, and even target his precious nephew Theo.
Niall took to Twitter to explain the situation, and express that nobody should be allowed to get away with such abusive behavior.
For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages off a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive . Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew. Thank god I'm not the kind of person who thinks into stuff like this— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
But I just think it's crazy how we let people away with things like this— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 24, 2016
In addition to blowing up Niall's phone with tons of messages after he asked them to stop, the group also said very mean and inappropriate comments about Theo, who is definitely off limits!
The fandom came out full force to be Niall's defense squad, and got #RespectNiall trending worldwide on Twitter. Niall, being the true prince that he is, tweeted that he has a thick skin about situations like this, and just doesn't want this kind of behavior to continue.
"Don't worry about me. I'm the most carefree, laid back person around. But I'm just signaling it, because this ... is happening to others," he tweeted.
We're glad that Niall is speaking out against this – because being disrespectful is definitely not the way to get attention from your idols!
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