Ed Sheeran Quits Twitter Because Of Meanies

He prefers to post to meanie-free Instagram now….

Ed Sheeran Quits Twitter Because Of Meanies

by Sophie Wilkinson |

Ed Sheeran, he who foisted Galway Girl onto the world, is no longer tweeting because of the mean things people say on there.

Speaking to The Sun, a newspaper which has never ever said a mean thing about anyone, especially not any celebrities, he explained: ‘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.’

Well, considering the platform’s response to having actual Nazis on the site was to, um, make all the symbols circular, and show real-time updates of retweets and favourites (maybe it makes it feel a bit more like the real world and therefore encourages people, without their realising, to be a bit more accountable?), Ed has a point.

But is he talking about the general mean things people say, or about mean things said about him? It looks to be the latter! ‘One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.’

‘The head-fuck for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.’

We’re yet to do conclusive polling of Ed Sheeran’s haters, but the answer may very well be ‘Galway Girl’.

He’s not the only world-famous pop star to eschew the social media site. Remember that wise old sage Harry Styles condemning Twitter recently? He said: ‘I heard someone once say, if Twitter was a house party and you knew that 30% of everyone there was amazing and everyone else in there was really horrible to each other, you just wouldn’t go.’

Twitter hasn’t issued a response to the fact two users with 100 million followers between them aren’t using their service anymore, but it’s hoped that the tech giant will continue to work to hide abusive tweets from appearing, rendering all the trolls useless.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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