I knew that their movie "This Is Us" will become a box-office hit since they had a lot of fans and followers all over the world. And I can understand that their success has an affiliate upside down also, like Justin Bieber who also grew the numbers of haters and critics and One Direction group is no different from him.
A lot of memes and posting of bad publicity about this group is all over the net now even if they all had great talents of their own. When they are starting in the music industry and only few community notices them, they always practice with cheap 3 pc shell pack at musician's friend. And then became famous that they need to practice in the studio to prevent commotion and fans interrupting their performance.