Lady Gaga Came To Ed Sheeran's Defense After She Learned Why He Left Twitter

"I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving."

When Lady Gaga learned that some of her fans might have contributed to Ed Sheeran's decision not to use Twitter anymore, she took to Instagram to show her love and express a desire for kindness.

It started when Sheeran revealed to The Sun that he has "come off Twitter completely," adding, "I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter's a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it. The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

Sheeran hasn't deleted his account, but posts on his Instagram appear to automatically cross-post on Twitter, and E! News speculates that someone on his management may now have access to tweet on his behalf.

The 26-year-old revealed that he had received Twitter hate from fans of Lady Gaga, who apparently misinterpreted a previous interview he did as including an implied slight toward the pop star. "And it wasn't anything to do with that at all," Sheeran said.


Gaga took the time to respond to Sheeran's comments on Tuesday, sharing a photo of the two of them on Instagram and including a message of love in the caption. "What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED," she wrote, adding that Sheeran "deserves all our love and respect."

"I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart [sic] of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean," she wrote. "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."

It was a lovely example of artists supporting each other, and consistent with Gaga's philosophy of kindness and positivity. As of this writing, Sheeran does not appear to have publicly responded to Gaga's message.


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