Ed Sheeran shocked his fans when he deleted his Twitter account Monday, leaving many to wonder whether some of the negative comments he received about his surprise cameo on Sunday nightrsquos season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones drove him off the popular social media site.
But the 26-year-old ldquoShape of Yourdquo singer made it clear that those two things were not related in a passionate Instagram post Wednesday.
ldquoLast Irsquoll say on this,rdquo he began. ldquoI came off Twitter [because] I was always intending to come off Twitter. [It] had nothing to do with what people said about my Game of Thrones cameo [or] because I am in Game of Thrones. Why the hell would I worry what people thought about that? Itrsquos clearly fmdashing awesome.rdquo
ldquoTiming was just a coincidence, but believe what you want,rdquo Sheeran continued.The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. View Sample Sign Up Now
His words came attached to a photo of the singer holding his managerrsquos hand while on the tarmac at HartsfieldndashJackson Atlanta International Airport. ldquoHere is an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together,rdquo he joked.
While Sheeranrsquos handle disappeared off the popular site late Monday and reappeared Tuesday evening with a note mdash I donrsquot use this anymore, please follow me on @teddysphotos on instagram, lots of love x mdash he remains active elsewhere. The day he went dark from Twitter, he posting a photo on Instagram with girlfriend Cherry Seaborn while ldquoclimbing mountains in Peru.rdquo
As his Sheerios surely remember, Sheeran has had a complicated relationship with social media and Twitter specifically mdash telling The Sun in an interview published July 3 that he ldquocanrsquot readrdquo Twitter anymore due to the negativity.
He clarified his comments on Today days later, explaining lsquoI donrsquot even go on Twitter anymore.rsquo rdquo
ldquoIrsquom just not going to wake up and read something and be like, lsquoWell, thatrsquos rude,rsquo rdquo he said. ldquoI donrsquot want to choose to do that anymore. hellipTherersquos so much positivity out there. As a human being, we always read the one negative one and ignore the others, and I donrsquot want to do that. Itrsquos just foolish to do when therersquos love out there in the world to look at the negative stuff. Irsquom just choosing not to read it.rdquo