Ed Sheeran quits Twitter because of constant negative abuse 5 years ago

Ed Sheeran quits Twitter because of constant negative abuse

The singer has left the social media platform because of the constant stream of negative comments he gets from trolls.

Ed says he has decided to leave Twitter for now as the negative comments he receives are having a huge impact on him.


“I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it,” he told The Sun.

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that.

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

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

Ed was forced to defend himself on Twitter last week after people criticised his Glastonbury performance, accusing him of miming.

“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,” he tweeted to his near 20 million followers.


The 26-year-old says he finds it tough to understand why he is the victim of online trolling, saying:

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


While he still posts all of his Instagram pictures to Twitter, it looks like we won't be getting any witty 140-character comments from him any time soon.