Twitter trolls don’t have Ed Sheeran to bully anymore.
The British singer, who kicked off his 2017 North American tour last week at Kansas City’s Sprint Center, has quit Twitter, where he has 19.2 million followers.
“I’ve actually come off Twitter completely,” he told Britain’s The Sun in an interview published Monday. “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.”
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The “Shape of You” singer said he’s been “trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
He called out Lady Gaga fans, who got riled up on behalf of their queen when they thought Sheeran was referencing her in a recent interview.
“Lady Gaga’s fan base read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f***ing hate,” Sheeran told the Sun. “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***.”
On Tuesday, Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself with Sheeran on her Instagram and called on her Little Monsters to be kinder, a message in keeping with the anti-harassment message of her Born This Way Foundation.
“What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED,” she wrote. “(He) deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean.
“No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity.”
Other celebrities, including “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones and actress Lily Allen, have taken temporary breaks from Twitter after they’ve been troll targets.
Jones, one of the stars of the all-female “Ghostbusters” remake, stepped away last July when she was bombarded with racist and misogynist comments after the movie premiered.
“I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” Jones tweeted. “All this cause I did a movie.”
Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei also took a temporary break from Twitter last year after facing similar racially motivated abuse, according to The Guardian.
“I’ve been racially cyberbullied with tweets and pictures so horrific and racially charged that I can’t subject myself any longer to the hate,” Kordei said.
It doesn’t sound like Sheeran will miss what strangers write about him on Twitter. “I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me,” he told the Sun. “I don’t have to have someone calling me a whatever.”
Sheeran’s Instagram account will continue to automatically generate tweets, but he won’t be posting anything himself on Twitter.