Shots Fired: Little Mix Carries Around Fan's 'Zayn Is Irrelevant' Sign

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Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik's breakup just got even uglier.

Yesterday, Edwards and the rest of Little Mix were performing in Phoenix, Arizona when fans began floating around a sign that read, “Zayn is IRRELEVANT anyway!”

The rude message, of course, is in reference to former One Directioner Zayn Malik, who allegedly dumped Edwards -- his fiancée -- via text message last week.

Several fans posted pics of the homemade sign to Twitter, and some claimed to have seen band member Jade Thirlwall toting around the poster -- but all may not be as it seems.

According to at least one fan, the sign was double sided, and the other side simply read, “Stay Strong Perrie.”

The other side of the sign Jade held said "Stay Strong Perrie" that's what Jade saw. Yall jumping into conclusions so fast its ugly — dayna not jane (@letcabellolive) August 10, 2015

So if Thirlwall was carrying it, it's possible she only read the positive message.

zayn was in the worlds biggest boyband and no one even knows who little mix are..... wyd pic.twitter.com/k52plR58mL — giselle (@wistfulbeau) August 10, 2015

After all, One Direction did spend a lot of time promoting Little Mix when they first started out.

WOW Little mix.. Zayn spent like 3 years promoting you guys and now this is what you do? #MTVHottest One Direction pic.twitter.com/RS1SSbO7TN — One Direction (@OneDrecti0nFans) August 10, 2015

On the other hand, if Malik did break up with Jade's pal via text -- well, we wouldn't blame her for hatin' on him.

it's crazy how little mix get hate for every single thing they do — mz (@versacejade) August 11, 2015

Here's a closeup of the controversial poster.

But he sure was relevant these past three years promoting little mix's flop albums pic.twitter.com/DzIFngMbto — (@overloadstyles_) August 10, 2015

Citations: Did Little Mix Throw Shade At Zayn Malik (Entertainment Tonight)