- 05 Jul 17
Lady Gaga has come to Ed Sheeran's defense after he quit Twitter earlier this week in response to the online abuse he faced on the social media platform.
Earlier this week, the British singer-songwriter announced that he would no longer be logging onto Twitter, saying that he is fed up with the negativity and abuse he has faced in the comments, that, “I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things.”
A large part of the abuse came from a few misguided Lady Gaga's fans, who started a thread bearing the hashtag #EdSheeranIsOverParty. The Little Monsters falsely accused Sheeran of bashing Lady Gaga in an interview, and proceeded to bombard him with insults over Twitter.
— Lady Gaga (@GagaNewsShade) March 3, 2017
Lady Gaga, always the advocate for the underdog, started the Born This Way Foundation in 2012, which provides mental health resources and programs designed to empower young people, and also battles both online and offline abuse.
So when Gaga heard the news that Sheeran was quitting Twitter, she came out in support of him over Instagram, begging her fans to "work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity.”
What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @teddysphotos 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.
Ed Sheeran will be playing seven shows in Ireland this coming May, including two shows in Dublin. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.