One Direction Fans Threaten Taylor Swift Over Harry Styles Dating Rumours

19 November 2012, 10:39 | Updated: 19 November 2012, 10:53

The 'Begin Again' singer has received a number of abusive messages on Twitter.

Taylor Swift has become the target of Twitter abuse by fans of One Direction after reports she is dating Harry Styles.

The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer's performance on The X Factor USA was said to have been closely watched by the boy band star, who was also linked with the country singer earlier this year.

It was reported that Harry came to the music reality show with the singer's mum after receiving the invite from Taylor.

However, some fans of the band have targeted the singer with abuse on the social networking account upon hearing the news.

Girlfriends and love interests of the band have continued to face similar threats on Twitter, with rumours that Zayn Mailk temporarily quit the site after comments towards Perrie Edwards.

Liam Payne's former girlfriend Danielle Peazer and Louis' current partner Eleanor Calder have also been on the receiving end of similar abuse. 

Taylor has been linked to a string of high-profile male celebrities in the past including Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron.

She also recently split from Conor Kennedy after a short romance with the law student.