One Direction‘s rabid fan base has not taken kindly to the news that Taylor Swift is dating Harry Styles.
The American Music Awards’ favorite country female received a barrage of tweets from so-called “Directioners.” The Sun covers some of the highlights (low lights), such as “I’ll murder Taylor Swift. She will not date my Harry” and “If u dating my harry, I kill u [sic].”
Some fans were more supportive, however, tweeting comments like, “If Harrys [sic] dating Taylor Swift, good for him, he’ll just get a load of songs written about him when they break up.”
The death threats against Taylor are just the latest in an alarming trend of celebrity abuse on the micro-blogging social network. Adele was the victim of Twitter death threats coinciding with the news of her newborn.