Filmmaker and talk show host Karan Johar recently announced that he was leaving the social media platform Twitter. He made a statement and said that he was “making space for more positive energies only”.
However, Johar is just one in a long list of Bollywood celebrities who quit Twitter. Bollywood celebrities and stars face trolling and abuse on social media, and often decide to take the step to deactivate their accounts and block out the negativity.
Here is a list of celebrities who decided enough was enough and quit the social media platform Twitter.
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Bollywood Celebrities Who Quit Twitter
The actor announced that she was quitting Twitter to “stay away from negativity”. Sonakshi Sinha took to Instagram to share the update. She shared a screenshot of her Tweet announcing she was leaving the platform. It read, “The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity”.
In the caption, she wrote, “Aag lage basti mein… mein apni masti mein! Bye Twitter”.
The actor and Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma cited toxicity and negativity as the reason for his quitting the social media platform. He wrote his last tweet in 2020, which read, “280 characters are less to define a human being. But 280 characters are more than enough to spread fake news, hatred, and negativity.” Sharma added that he did not sign up for “this nasty herd mentality”.
In 2021, Aamir Khan announced that he decided to leave social media in an effort to focus on work and dedicate himself to his art. Before he made his exit, he thanked his fans and well-wishers for the “love and warmth” he received on his birthday.
Khan wrote, “In other news, this is going to be my last post on social media”. He quipped that he was not an active user of social media and said that he decided to “drop the pretence” and quit social media.
The director described Twitter as a “breeding ground for hate and negativity” and announced that he was quitting Twitter. Shashank Khaitan shared a screenshot of his last Tweet and added in the caption, “I believe every voice is important… hope such a powerful platform can evolve and reform to spread love and happiness”.