After a lot of rumblings about whether Ed Sheeran would or wouldn’t delete his Twitter, the singer-songwriter has finally pressed the red button and deactivated his account on Monday. The move follows his Game of Thrones cameo which aired during the show’s Sunday premiere, which prompted a lot of backlash from users across the social media platform.
At the time of deletion, his account had over 31,000 tweets and 19.6 million followers waiting on every 120 character update. However, fame and a Twitter following wasn’t enough for the singer who said previously to The Sun, ‘I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it. One comment ruins your day…The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.’
While Ed had been pretty open about his on and off again relationship with Twitter, the move came as a sudden one and he has yet to publicly address the move. It’s business as usual on his Instagram however, with his last photo showing him and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn hiking in Peru.
Twitter was less than kind to Ed Sheeran on Sunday, following his Game of Thrones cameo where he played a singer (a stretch, for the award-winning artist). While he had quite a few fans excited to see him on the show, there was also a pretty vocal crowd that wasn’t as keen on seeing him in Westeros.
And in usual Twitter fashion, there were also a few snide yet hilarious comments:
It wasn’t the first time that a famous musician was featured on the show, with Sigur Ros, Coldplay’s drummer Will Champion and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol starring in previous episodes. However many felt that Ed’s cameo really disrupted the show and was less skilfully handled as previous guests’.
Another move that may have prompted his account deletion was a Buzzfeed article published last night, called 24 Tweets Ed Sheeran Will Probably Delete Soon. The article combed through many of his old tweets, going as far back as 2010, which were filled with love letters to Mila Kunis (‘Is friends with benefits out? Mila kunis is alright’), judgments about women (‘Most girls look prettier without make up anyway, I’m sure most dudes would agree with this’) and philosophical musings (‘This…..right here……is my……swag…..soulja boy sounds like stevie from Malcolm in the middle on that tune’).
In any case, it looks like you’ll have to turn to his Instagram @teddysphotos or his Snapchat teddysdaytoday for an insight into the artist’s private life.