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It’s the end of a musical era.

No, we don’t mean the passing of rock legend and queer pioneer David Bowie. We’re talking about the other news to shock the melodic landscape of the world order this week: One Direction has announced they’re breaking up for good!

(Of course we’re kidding — Bowie will inspire generations to come while One D will become a great question for Trivial Pursuit in 10 years.)

Sadly, this split means no more One Direction homoeroticism. The world will never be the same.

Here’s a look back at all the amusing, hot, and sometimes borderline offensive gay moments these lads delivered:

1. The GIFs that keep on GIFing


With this parting of musical minds, not only will we lose, uh, that one song…or that other song — we’ll also have to manage without future moments like the one above.

Luckily these GIFs will live on for eternity:




Head here for many, many more.

2. Nude photo leaks galore


The boys of One Direction were obviously not camera shy, and that went for whether they were clothed or dressed in their B-day suits.

Gay fans certainly didn’t mind. But here’s the real stumper — which member has the best nude photo?

3. Liam Payne And Zayn Malik Have Tasted Each Other’s Lips. Here’s Why.


Liam Payne revealed in We Love Pop magazine that one time, at band camp, he kissed Zayn Malik.

“I ended up kissing Zayn once! Zayn was like, ‘Come on then, come on,’ putting his head close to me. It was like when you’re going to have a fight. Then he just leaned forward and kissed me.”

4. Harry Styles ambiguously reveals he’s bisexual


During an interview, Harry said that gender is not an important trait he looks for in a potential suitor.

Harry and Liam Payne were asked the four things they look for in a partner. Liam said, “Female. That’s a good trait.”

Harry responded, “Eh, not that important.”

He later walked back his statement by creating even more gay rumors.

5. 13 Ways To Enjoy Your One Direction Dolls


The band may have had nothing to do with this one, but it’s just too good to leave out.

Who knew playing with dolls could still be this much fun?


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Head here for more simulated plastic action.

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