It's actually really sad
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Ed Sheeran might make it look like he has the world at his feet. After a year-long break from the music industry, he returned with an album that shot straight into the charts (and every single song took a spot in the top 20, no less), he headlined at Glastonbury and he also managed to bag himself a cameo in Game of Thrones season 7.
However, the famous redhead has revealed that he has decided to completely quit Twitter thanks to the hoards of daily abuse he receives on the social media platform.
Talking to The Sun, the 26 year-old 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. One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.’
Although his set at Glastonbury was praised by many, Ed received a barrage of criticism from trolls on Twitter, with many belittling his talent by calling him an ‘irritating ginger busker’. Others accused him of ‘revolting, fudged cultural appropriation’ for his hit song, Galway Girl, and lambasted him for its ‘geographical inaccuracies’.
Ed even admitted to The Sun that he had ‘been trying to work out why people dislike me so much’.
But for every troll’s nasty comment, there’s a load of fans showing Ed love, telling him their songs make them feel better, and praising his talents.
So it’s pretty sad that he has had to quit Twitter because there are so many trolls out there desperate to ruin his day. But Ed, in the words of Mean Girls‘ Kevin G – don’t let the haters stop you doing your thang.