Twitter can be such a great source of entertainment. However, the social media site can also be a negative environment.
After being constantly bombarded with hateful comments, Ed Sheeran has decided to take an extensive break from Twitter. The 26-year-old musician shared that the mean tweets from internet trolls and Lady Gaga’s fans (Little Monsters) were overwhelming.
In speaking with UK’s The Sun, Sheeran revealed, “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it. I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it. The head f**k for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
This comes after one incident where Little Monsters assumed that Sheeran had thew shade towards Mother Monster. “Lady Gaga’s fan base read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f**king hate. And it wasn’t anything to do with that at all. So I think Twitter gets on a massive steam roll of assuming things and then you get in the shit,” he added.
Although Sheeran’s Twitter account hasn’t been deactivated, the singer has chosen not to post anything on the platform. He only shares photos that are automatically generated from Instagram posts.
UPDATE (5th July):
Lady Gaga has come to Ed Sheeran’s defence after he spoke up about receiving online abuse from Little Monsters.
“What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @teddysphotos deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity,” the pop star wrote.
That’s right fandoms, there’s no need to get nasty on social media. Kudos to Gaga for speaking out ;)