Sonam Kapoor Quits Twitter, Says It’s “Too Negative”
Actress Sonam Kapoor is otherwise social media-savvy. But on Saturday, her fans were heartbroken as she decided to take some time off from Twitter. The 33-year-old actress said that Twitter has become “too negative”, and hence the decision.
Before signing off, Sonam wished her followers peace. She wrote: “I’m going off Twitter for a while. It’s just too negative. Peace and love to all!”
Though from the post, we couldn’t figure out the actual reason for her quitting the micro-blogging website, but her tweet comes days after a user trolled her over her Instagram story in which she complained of pollution in Mumbai.
“It’s taken me two hours to reach town. And I’m still not at the destination. The roads are bad and the pollution is ridiculous it’s a nightmare to get out of the house,” Sonam had written on her Instagram story.
Getting back at her on the topic, a user shared a screenshot of her story on Twitter and told her that she is “equally responsible for global warming”. “It’s because of people like you, who don’t use public transport or less fuel consumption vehicles. You know that your luxury car gives three or four km per litre mileage and 10 /20 AC’s in your house are equally responsible for global warming. First control your pollution.”
In reply, Sonam wrote: “And it’s because of men like you that women find it difficult to use public transport for fear of being harassed.”
Earlier, Sonam — in an interview with news agency IANS — had talked about celebrities getting targeted by online trolls. She said: “Nothing will ever stop me from expressing what I think is right or wrong and I don’t think it should stop anybody whether they are celebrity or not. I do not bow down to cyberbullying or even from the media who get too harsh with people for expressing their opinion or saying something. I think it’s important to always say what you feel is right and think what you think is right.”
Last month, tennis star Sania Mirza too had quit social media. Reason? The highly-anticipated India vs Pakistan cricket match. She is married to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, and the clash between the countries has been invading in her personal life one way or the other so much so that the tennis star was facing criticism in the form of trolls during previous Indo-Pak matches too. So to play safe this time, she decided to completely go off social media.
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