Where Did Ed Sheeran’s Twitter Go?
As of Tuesday morning (July 18), the pop star's Twitter account (@edsheeran) with nearly 20 million followers was shut down, causing fans to fly into a panic and many to wonder if Sheeran was driven off the social networking app due to criticism over his brief appearance on HBO's hit fantasy epic.
This isn't the first time Sheeran has disappeared offline, however. In December 2015, the artist "buggered off" social media for an entire year in order to travel the world. He returned to Twitter, Instagram and the like the following December to tease new music, but his time on Twitter was short lived, as he took another hiatus just a few months later due to drama with Lady Gaga fans.
"I’ve actually come off Twitter completely,” he explained during a radio interview in early July. “I can’t read it. 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. The head-f--k for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."
"Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f–-king hate," Sheeran continued. "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–-t."
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