The negative comments from some Twitter users have caused Ed Sheeran to quit.
After reading too many mean replies, Sheeran said he decided to step away from Twitter. His account remains and so do his 19 million followers, but now it’s used to share links to his recent Instagram posts.
In an interview with The Sun, Sheeran admitted that just one comment could ruin his day. The negativity caused Sheeran to spend too much time worrying and questioning why some people didn’t like him.
“I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it,” he admitted. “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,” he explained.
One of the last tweets Sheeran shared on the social media platform was to correct critics and fans who thought he was using a backing track during his Glastonbury performance.
For now, fans can follow Sheeran on Instagram, which he uses very often.
On Wednesday, the “Shape of You” singer clarified his comments about quitting Twitter in an Instagram post. He said he’s still active online, he’s just not reading anything. “Except Harry Potter,” he added.
After Lady Gaga’s fans were mean to Sheeran after they thought the singer was shading Gaga in a recent interview, she took to Instagram to ask everyone to spread love, not hate.
Posting a picture of herself with Sheeran, Gaga captioned the photo with a lengthy statement asking everyone to be kinder to one another.
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.
“I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and a part of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean,” the “Joanne” singer wrote in the caption.