That's a wrap, Ed Sheeran Twitter followers. We can all go home.
The singer/songwriter is officially hanging up his tweets after quietly withstanding online trolling. While his account is still active, it is likely thanks to a PR team and not the "Shape Of You" singer himself typing behind the keyboard.
In fact, E! News reports Sheeran has quit Twitter. This is because he admitted in an interview with The Sun,
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. One comment ruins your day. The headf*ck for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.
Honestly? That sounds like a nightmare.
The online backlash seems to have snuck up on Sheeran after Lady Gaga fans misinterpreted something he said.
If there is one thing I know, it is never, ever underestimate the kind of impact Gaga's Little Monsters can have.
Gaga fans have been dragging Sheeran down after an interview he did with Beats Radio 1. In the conversation, Sheeran says some things that could be referencing Gaga, like, technically, but does not out-and-out say her name.
In the interview, he said,
I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible. I have to know when to listen to people, or I'll end up like those artists you've interviewed in recent years. You've seen them become the biggest artists in the world, and then suddenly they will say, 'I know everything!' And just after, they are no longer at the top. The smartest thing to do is listen to people who know I do not want to do the Super Bowl years later, after my biggest success, just to prove I'm still relevant.
Woops. If you guys remember... Gaga performed the half-time Super Bowl show this past year.
However, Sheeran insists this is not what he was referencing. He told The Sun,
Lady Gaga's fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f*cking hate. 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 sh*t.
Ed, we're here for you. And Gaga fans — be reminded of what Mother Monster preaches and don't drag other people down!
Hang in there Ed, Twitter is here for you whenever you get back. (I mean, I hope it is anyway.)