Singer Ed Sheeran quits Twitter over Internet trolls' 'mean' comments

Trolls have forced Ed Sheeran to quit Twitter.

The Glastonbury headliner and chart record breaker said a constant stream of vile comments had been bringing him down.

He told The Sun: “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.

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“One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.

“The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”

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Ed’s Instagram account will automatically generate tweets on the site but he will not be using it himself.

The 26-year-old Shape Of You singer said instead he gets his reality checks from close friends and family.

He explained: “I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me.

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“I don’t have to have someone calling me a whatever.”

But Ed will still read public feedback on his favourite websites, which are more positive.

He said: “The comments on The Sun’s websites are actually nice.

“You would have thought comments on a newspaper website could be the mean ones.

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”Ed was even targeted by angry fans of Lady Gaga. He said: “Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f***ing 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 s***.”

Celebs including Stephen Fry, Adele, Rylan Clark-Neal and Zayn Malik have all at some time temporarily quit Twitter over hate.

Read more on The Sun.

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