What to do about the problem of Twitter abuse, when for stars who personally engage with social media, the sheer volume of hateful comments can be draining? Iggy Azalea is the latest celebrity to throw in the towel, at least temporarily, with the last straw being abuse about paparazzi photos taken during a recent holiday.
After tweeting her anger at long-distance lens paps, she continued: “I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that… To become nasty because of the way I feel iam treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling. But I also want to let my fans know iam taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining.” For now, Azalea’s accounts will be handled by her management.