Ed Sheeran doesn’t like the way Twitter users think out loud.
In an interview with The Sun this week, the singer said that he’s “come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it,” citing hateful comments and tweets.
“The head-f–k for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
Sheeran’s Twitter account will remain active, but only for announcements and auto-populated pictures from his Instagram.
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The Twitter hiatus possibly came in response to the accusation last week that he didn’t perform live at a concert in the UK. His last Tweet without an Instagram link features Sheeran defending himself.
“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.”
He followed it with, “Anyway, great night, great atmosphere, family, friends, fun. Love you all x.”
As to why Sheeran gets tons of hate, he blames Lady Gaga fans, who he says misconstrued something he once said in a Beats One Radio interview in January.
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“Lady Gaga’s fanbase 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.”
Plenty of Sheeran’s 19.2 million Twitter fans have defended Sheeran’s choice and shown support.
“Don’t leave Twitter, man,” said one simple tweet.
“We love you ed x don’t let the haters get you down #SheeriosLoveEd,” said another, using a fan hashtag.
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Others, however, including “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan, think Sheeran should suck it up.
“I get about 50,000 (nasty tweets), doesn’t ruin my day. I love it — especially when they can’t spell.”
Sheeran’s latest album, “÷”, came out in March, and he’s currently on tour.
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