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After over 5,000 tweets and amassing over 600,000 followers, actress and mom-to-be Jennifer Love Hewitt has quit Twitter.
Last Wednesday, she tweeted the following last words before taking a self-imposed break:
Unfortunately with all the negativity people choose to send on twitter as well as threats to there (sic) own well being. I’m sad to say twitter is… no longer for me. I have enjoyed all the kindness and love that came my way, as well as support.But this break is needed. Life should be filled with positivity and holding each other up, not making threats and sending bad vibes. To those of you who made it a joy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
She won’t be the first celeb to end a relationship with the social media site which connects stars with their fans and critics. Currently, Lady GaGa is on a self-imposed hiatus. Chris Brown, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and others have had to take a time out too.
While Twitter is great to get unfiltered access to celebrities and a peak into their true selves, it is also a medium for some pretty mean, angry and unhappy people who enjoy poking at, cyberbullying and in their eyes “bringing celebrities down to size” via some of the spiteful and intentionally or recklessly hurtful things they say.
So while you need a tough skin to live in the public limelight, you also don’t have to take verbal abuse.