Celebrities who said goodbye to social media after getting trolled
Social media might be a great way for celebrities to connet with their fans, however on the flip side, it can attract a lot of negative attention. After Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput deleted his Twitter account, we take a look at other celebs you also opted to go offline.
Sushant Singh Rajput has deleted his Twitter handle on Monday, as he was upset with the continuous hullaballoo over his breakup with longtime girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. The actor was reportedly 'upset' and 'annoyed' with the numerous questions about the break-up and also with his link up to his 'Raabta' co-stars Kriti Sanon.
Early this year, Shah Rukh Khan also said that he was contemplating on leaving the social networking app, because of all the negativity flooding his inbox. The actor said that he likes staying away from the Twitter world because he ends up reading 'idiotic stuff' whether he likes it or not. He also asked his fans to refrain from using abusive language and from trolling other actors online.
Bollywood's bhaijaan, Salman Khan had also threatened to quit Twitter as he was fed up with online feuds between his fans and the followers of his contemporaries Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan. He also slammed fans, who take on false identities to bad mouth actors online.
Actor Aamir Khan also quit Twitter for a while because of the constant abuses and trolls that keep coming his way. He now uses his account strictly for work purposes and to promote films.
Director Anurag Kashyap had said "Bye bye," to Twitter as he was was miffed at the selection committee choosing Gujarati film 'The Good Road' over 'The Lunchbox' as India's entry to the Oscars. He tweeted out a message that read: "I don't know who the federation is but it goes to show, why we completely lack the understanding to make films that can travel across borders." He went on to say, ""Bye bye twitter. Enough feeding the wannabe journals.."
It isn't just Bollywood stars who are going offline. Hollywood television star Kerry Washington (a.k.a Priyanka Chopra's BFF) announced last week that she will be taking "a teeny break". Posting a video of a heart being wiped away by waves, Kerry explained that 'something inside her called for a little less noise'.
Singer Ed Sheran also announced that he would be off social media platforms as he wanted to see the world with 'his eyes' and not 'through a screen'.
Singer Rihanna deleted her Instagram account last year in protest about the app's 'no nudity' policy. The singer however returned to the app and found creative ways to post her nude pictures without flashing her nipples.
'Hello' singer Adele quit Twitter in 2012 after when an internet troll tweeted death threats to her newborn baby.
Former One Direction member Zayn Malik had also deleted his Twitter account because of all the hate and 'useless opinions' he was getting. He tweeted out a message that read: The reason I don’t tweet as much as I use to, is because I’m sick of all the useless opinions and hate that I get daily. Goodbye Twitter :).