"Should We All Quit Twitter?" Asks Sonam Kapoor After Chrissy Teigen Exits Platform

Sonam Kapoor on Chrissy Teigen Twitter exit issue says social media platform should ask for ID and proof before identification.

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Sonam Kapoor on Chrissy Teigen Twitter exit: A day after American model and television personality Chrissy Teigen shut down her globally popular Twitter account citing "negativity" she could not block, Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has expressed concerns over the platform's toxicity.


"Has Twitter become too toxic?" Kapoor asked Thursday evening online, tagging the handles of Twitter, Twitter India and CEO of the microblogging platform Jack Dorsey.

She shared a screenshot of her own Instagram story on which she had remarked on the news of Teigen quitting the social media site. "Should we all quit Twitter? I'm not very active but I get my news through it. But there is no accountability on the social media platform," she wrote.

Wednesday night, Teigen bid goodbye to her 13.7 million-strong Twitter family with a last tweet that read, "For over 10 years you guys have been my world. But it’s time to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something." Her account now stands deleted.

Sonam Kapoor On Chrissy Teigen Twitter Exit: The Site Should Ask For ID

As the internet debates the issue of content and regulation on Twitter after Teigen's exit, Kapoor suggests there should be identification for opening of online accounts. "Opening social media accounts should be like opening any other accounts in the real world. You should need ID and proof."

Kapoor had in 2018 briefly quit Twitter herself, claiming it had become too "negative."

The Khoobsurat actor is known for having sparred with social media users on issues in the past and is often trolled. Last year, she was subjected to massive criticism for her tweets after Sushant Singh Rajput's death and on nepotism.

Earlier this month, actor Aamir Khan also made an exit from social media, saying since he had never really been too active on it, he had "decided to drop the pretence." More here. 

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