Social media is a double-edged sword. It may give you a platform to voice out your opinions but, it also poses some serious threats in terms of privacy and unsolicited negativity and hate. In the recent past, a lot of Bollywood celebs quit social media because of all the negativity and trolling.
Today, we will take a look at such celebs, who left social media for some reason or the other.
Sonakshi was one of the first celebrities, who took a step against social bullying. The actress deactivated her Twitter account on June 22. She shared a post that read, ”The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity. And nowhere more of that than twitter these days (sic).”
Aayush also quit Twitter on the same day as Sonakshi Sinha. His parting post read, “280 Characters are less to define a human being. But 280 are more than enough to spread fake news, hatred and negativity. Didn’t sign up for the nasty herd mentality, Khuda hafiz (sic).”
Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan also deactivated his Twitter account, while his mentor Karan Johar, was being massively trolled, after Rajput’s death, for promoting nepotistic culture in Bollywood. After Karan unfollowed everyone on Twitter, except eight handles (four of which are of his production house). Shashank also followed the lead and quit Twitter.
Saqib left Twitter, by posting a lengthy message to his followers, ”The world seems to have gotten lost in all the hate everyone is so ready to throw at each other, a place full of bullies, a place where abusing people is a normal code of conduct (sic.”
Sooraj quit Instagram and deleted almost all of his posts. He took to Instagram Stories and wrote that he will hopefully ‘see’ Instagram when the ‘world is a better place’, adding that he needed to breathe. Before deleting, Sooraj had denounced reports claiming his connection with Disha Salian, and said, “Please stop brainwashing people and PLEASE stop harassing me and dragging me into this! Start being responsible of your actions as it can ruin someone’s life! (sic).”
So that was our story on Bollywood celebs, who left social media. We will be back with more such stories. Till then, stay glued to Bollywood Bubble.