The Real Reason Ed Sheeran Has Quit Twitter

Ed Sheeran fans won’t be seeing the ginger heartthrob on their Twitter feed any time soon as he’s taken a step back from the social media site.

Despite still keeping it open, Ed’s account will now only post automatic updates from his Instagram.

But why has the 26-year old quit the social platform in which he has over 19 million followers?


Well, it turns out the ‘Castle on the Hill’ singer could no longer handle so-called ‘Twitter trolls’ filling up his feed.

Talking to The Sun, the chart-topping singer revealed,

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.

And while the majority of us swoon over Ed’s heartfelt lyrics and his talents on an acoustic guitar and loop pedal, the worldwide phenomenon admits he gets a lot of negative comments on Twitter.

He goes on to say,

The head-f–k for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much. One comment ruins your day.

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And although some of the tweets aren’t necessarily abusive, the social media site is surprisingly filled with negative comments about the star.

After recently headlining Glastonbury, some trolls took to Twitter to slam the star.

What happened to tonight’s headline act at Glastonbury? And why have they hired a boring ginger busker to fill in? Very odd.

While another wrote,

It’s like paying £280 for a festival only to find out they’ve let a ginger busker headline.

He recently had to defend rumours that he wasn’t perform live on the Glastonbury stage.

Never thought I’d have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is love, it’s a loop station, not a backing track. Please google

But it seems these Twitter trolls may just be envious of Sheeran’s outstanding success.

His third album, Divide, is the biggest album of 2017 so far and ‘Shape of You’ remained at number one for 14 weeks.

Aside from his singing career, Sheeran is venturing into world of acting.

He’s been confirmed for a guest-appearance in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.