News Bill Maher Just Compared Zayn Malik to the Boston Marathon Bomber By Alex Ungerman 11:56 AM PDT, April 6, 2015 HBO Oof.... really Bill Maher? During the 59-year old TV host's "New Rules" segment on Real Talk with Bill Maher, Bill compared the likeness of ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik and Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Yep. He really did that.As you can imagine, many One Direction fans, who were already heartbroken over Zayn's decision to leave the band, are not having this joke at all. NEWS: 22 One Direction Fans Who Are Completely Devastated About Zayn Malik QuittingThey found it appalling.Disrespectful.Racist.A low blow to Zayn. PIC: Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards Get Romantic in PDA Pic After His One Direction ExitThey want Bill Maher to apologize.There is even a petition which has so far gotten over 3000 signatures.Who else thinks that @billmaher should apologise? This shouldn't be ignored.. #BillMaherApologiseForRacistJokepic.twitter.com/4n3bNi8AgI — One Direction (@STYLATORARMY) April 5, 2015So far no response from either Bill Maher or Zayn Malik on the highly controversial joke.WATCH: Zayn Malik Breaks Silence: I Feel Like I Let One Direction Fans DownIn summary, while Bill Maher is no stranger to offending people, he might want to be careful about angering one of the most highly mobilized fan bases on the Internet.Watch the first time Zayn Malik tried to quit One Direction below.Watch the First Time Zayn Malik Tries to Quit One Direction This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.