Singer Ed Sheeran Says He’s Quitting Twitter Over Hateful Troll Posts
The platform features “nothing but people saying mean things,” he said. Ed Sheeran is turning the other cheek and his Twitter use off. The “Galway Girl” singer told The Sun that he will no longer be using the social media site because of the cruel criticism from trolls that “ruins your day.” “I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that,” he told the British tabloid. “One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it,” he continued. “The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.” The two-time Grammy-winning musician, who has 19.2 million followers on the platform, decided it’s not worth dealing with. In addition to being hit with personal, mindless insults from Twitter users, he was recently accused of performing over backing tracks, pre-recorded musical accompaniments, during his headline set at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival. In one of his last personal tweets, he took the time to explain that he uses a loop pedal during his live performances, which allows him to record himself on the spot and then play it back in later portions of his songs. “If he needs any feedback or constructive criticism, he said, he has family and friends.”
He also told the outlet he was once targeted by Gaga’s fans, aka Little Monsters, who “assumed I was taking about her” in a past interview. On Tuesday, Gaga defended Sheeran with a post on Instagram, encouraging her fans to be kind. Alongside an image of the two, the “Born This Way” singer wrote, “What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED.” ″He deserves all our love and respect like all humans do,” she added. “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.” His ability to stay off the platform shouldn’t be too hard. The 26-year-old previously quit all social media for a year beginning in December 2015. He reasoned at the time that he simply needed a break. “I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while,” he said then. “I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.”
Unfortunately, Social Media Has Become A Platform To Freely Express Your Own Personal Rage Against Others…Mostly Without Consequence
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
You can see that Sheeran is a pretty mellow guy by what he writes and sings about. I believe he likes to stay in a Zen place most of the time and he just had enough of the meanness.
Ace of Wands:
This is a card of new birth and a new passionate view on life. I feel that Sheeran had one of those epiphanies that he did not have to put up with “this shit” on Twitter.
Seven of Cups:
This is a card of several choices to be made. I do not believe the decision was made impromptu by Sheeran and was well thought out before he made it. After all, he is a celeb who depends on his fans and social media is one of the support platforms.
Five of Pentacles:
This is a card of low self-esteem and lack mentality. I feel Sheeran expressed it quite eloquently when he was completely confused why people would dislike him so much and it made him feel bad. His attitude is pretty much that he just wants to make music and if you don’t like his music, don’t listen to it.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com