Nasty and rude tweets have proven too much for our dear, sweet Ed, and he’s officially left Twitter for good. In an interview with The Sun, he said “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-fuck for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
Ed talked frankly about being on the receiving end of a heck load of hate from Lady Gaga fans “Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all fucking 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.”
The apparent tipping point for Ed was having people accuse him of using backing tracks during his set at Glastonbury last week, with his last tweet setting the record straight:
Never thought I'd have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it's a loop station, not a backing track. Please google x
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 26, 2017
This is just a timely reminder that artists do read what you post on social media, and words have impact. Even things said as a joke. It was only a few weeks ago that Pete Wentz addressed people tweeting him telling them that they hate him
it not a big deal I know it's a joke just being constantly told "I hate you" & "I want to fight you" honestly bums me out ?
— yung menace (@petewentz) April 22, 2017
Let’s just all be nicer online, yeah?