Ed Sheeran says he’s leaving Twitter as he’s sick of the bullying and abuse
British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced he’s leaving Twitter. Why? Because he says the social media platform is “nothing but people saying mean things”.
Sheeran was interviewed by the British tabloid The Sun this week, and one of the things he talked about was the bullying on social media and, in particular, on Twitter.
“One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it,” Sheeran said. “The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
If you know anything about Ed Sheeran’s history on Twitter, however, you can’t really blame him.
A few months ago he was hit with a barrage of abuse from Lady Gaga fans after they thought a comment he had made in an interview was about her. (It wasn’t). Gaga didn’t call out her fans for doing it so, of course, the vitriol continued.
Sheeran has also been accused of not playing his music live at concerts and had to go on social media and explain it’s a loop pedal he uses, not a backing track, so he can play along with himself during a live concert.
Sad really as, from everything I have ever seen about Sheeran, he seems like a lovely guy.
Although Ed Sheeran has apparently already stopped using Twitter, tweets are still occasionally going up on his account, which suggests someone on his team is tweeting for him instead.
It does, however, still look like he might stay on Instagram. At least for the foreseeable future.
That’s because he is still posting photos there, as evidenced by one that just went up three hours ago titled “Reppin’ on July 4th”. (See photo above).
Why not head over there and give the poor man some love?