29 March 2015
The Economic Impacts of Zayn Leaving One Direction
What’s not to like about the hot Zayn from One Direction? Or should I say what's to like about him? Teenage girls all around the world are sad after finding out Zayn has left the popular boy band One Direction. On March 25, 2015 Zayn Malik states that he is leaving the popular band One Direction because he wanted to be a normal 22 year old boy. Who would’ve thought that fans would care so much that they would cry over one member of a band leaving? Some companies are losing employees because the workers need time to grieve. One Direction Tweeted: “After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year (Burn-Callander).” Since the demand is so high to see One Direction in concert I think that the impact of Zayn leaving will greatly impact fans around the world. Now that the group lost one of their members they will have to continue without him which will lead to less fans buying tickets to go concerts because the group is not the same without Zayn. Many people around the world have taken vacation time off work to relieve themselves from this tragic event. I believe the reason he left was because of his fiancee Perrie Edwards, she was the negative externality in the relationship between the boys. If he would’ve just focused on being with the band and not worried about her none of this would’ve happened.
According to this picture I guess One Direction is not complete...Sorry females. Now that Zayn has quit One Direction the revenue that the band will make will go down because they aren’t the same anymore so they will potentially lose less fans. I believe that the band will eventually break up because of unhappy fans. Since there are less people that will go to concerts this means that they will have to lower the price of tickets because they are supplying less people. I think that there will not be a surplus of people that want to see One Direction because now that they are not the same without Zayn.
Supposedly a day after Zayn quit One Direction he was seen walking into a recording studio so maybe the main reason he quit was because he just didn’t want to be apart of One Direction. He said, "I feel like I’m doing what’s right, right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good ... My main message is I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while for the sake of, maybe, other people’s happiness, and that was mainly the fans, and, and I only ever tried to do it for the fans. And it was only ever for them, and basically I’m only upset because I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way and that’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen. It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I can’t do that anymore. It’s not real to me (Lockett)." He is trying to let everyone down easy by saying that he is quitting the band but as far as we know he could’ve just wanted to leave so he could go solo. Some trade-offs you could do instead of going to a One Direction concert are: Go to a cooler concert like Miley, or you could not go to the concert and invest your money for your future. There are many ways that one band member in a band can affect the economy.
Burn-Callander, Rebecca. "Heartbroken Workers Seek Compassionate Leave after Zayn Malik Quits One Direction." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 27 Mar. 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.Lockett, Dee. "Zayn Malik Gives His First Interview Post–One Direction, Breaks Even More Hearts." Zayn Malik Gives His First Interview Post–One Direction, Breaks Even More Hearts. New York Media LLC, 27 Mar. 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015.