Other fans took a different route. They lost their minds.
Louis Tomlinson got someone pregnant and it wasn't me? I'm sorry, I refuse to believe this.— ¥eezus ℳermaid (@itsmyan) July 14, 2015
I'm TELLING YALL 1D ARE ALL A CONSPIRACY THEORY THE GOVERNMENT IS USING US FOR RESEARCH— no (@harrytyIes) July 14, 2015
AT MY ONE DIRECTION CONCERT IM GOING TO THROW CONDOMS AT LOUIS TOMLINSON— jødie (@HEARTSKIPSTYLES) July 14, 2015
How can Louis Tomlinson be having a child when he's just 17 years old and works at Toys R Us— Savannah. (@aghzarry) July 14, 2015
Louis Tomlinson having a baby out of wedlock that band does nothing but PROMOTE SIN. The One Direction they're going is hell— connor (@rockiesVSconnor) July 14, 2015
I can't believe Louis is pregnant— no (@harrytyIes) July 14, 2015
"mom i cant clean my bathroom. louis tomlinson got a girl pregnant and i've lost all ability to function"— claud (@97sCAMlNAH) July 14, 2015
if she's a girl i'm buying a ticket to their next tour just to throw this on stage pic.twitter.com/Mik4gw7cGC— ellie-cat??? (@robsongirI) July 14, 2015
Almost all the stages of grief were represented by Directioners on Twitter: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and even a little bit of acceptance.
Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth, who is reportedly carrying the One Direction star's child, also became the target of angry Directioners. Someone posing as Jungwirth on Twitter under a fake account, which has since been suspended, tweeted that the news was false.
Some One Direction fans just can’t deal with change, though the fandom freak-out wasn't nearly as catastrophic as when Zayn Malik quit the band back in March.
For more on Tomlinson's big baby news, check out the video below.