Ed Sheeran needs a break from Twitter. The singer said the social network’s stream of hateful comments has left him feeling down.
“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things,” Sheeran told The Sun. “Twitter’s a platform for that.”
Sheeran said one comment could ruin his day, and he’s still trying to work out why people dislike him. But he says friends and family have been keeping him in check.
“I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me. I don’t have to have someone calling me a whatever,” he said.
News of Sheeran’s Twitter hiatus comes after an army of Lady Gaga fans left hateful comments on the singer’s account.
“Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her,” he said, adding that the fans “hate.”
Singer Lady Gaga has since offered her support to the “Shape of You” singer.
“What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @teddysphotos deserves all our love and respect like all humans do,” Gaga posted on Instagram. “I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and a part of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean.”
Gaga called on her followers to be kinder, which she says is their “first duty to humanity.”
While the singer won’t be using this Twitter account personally, his Instagram account will automatically generate tweets on his account.
This isn’t the first time the singer has taken a break from social media. According to a report from Billboard, he also went on hiatus while working on his Divide album.
Other celebrities, including Zayn Malik, Stephen Fry and Ryan Clark-Neal have taken breaks from Twitter because of hateful comments.