is one of the people responsible for the great success of One Direction
, so it's probably not that surprising that he didn’t like it when Zayn Malik
said that he quit the band because wanted to make "real music".
In an interview with Mirror, Cowell says that Malik's statement was rude and that he thinks that Malik will change his tune, once he has gotten some time to reflect on his time in the band.
Cowell goes on by saying that even though the band got help from professional songwriters, they have also written a lot of the songs themselves - Malik has constantly claimed that he didn't get the possibility to express himself creatively while he was in the band.