In this digital era, social media has become an important part of everyone’s life as it keeps you aware of what is going on in the world. If you use it wisely to gain knowledge and make yourself aware, it is no less than a boon.
At the same time, it can turn out to be a bane as well, once it starts affecting your mental health due to the negativity and hate. When it comes to our Bollywood celebrities, only a few of them truly benefit from social media; otherwise, they mostly receive hatred and negativity from netizens if they tweet something contrary to what others think.
So, to keep themselves away from such negativity, over the years, many Bollywood celebs have quit social media, especially Twitter, to enjoy their own space away from the toxicity and abusive comments of social media.
Here we have compiled the names of the celebrities who quit social media and deactivated their Twitter accounts. Check out the list below:
1- Karan Johar
Let’s start with the recent development that shocked everyone. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who often gets stuck in controversies and has been facing trolling online, sometimes for his films and sometimes for “Nepotism”, posted his last tweet on October 10, in which he informed everyone about him quitting Twitter.
He tweeted, “Making space for more positive energies only and this is step one towards that. Goodbye Twitter!”. One can easily observe the reason behind his quitting Twitter. It’s the hatred and abuse he’s been receiving online for a long time, especially since the nepotism debate erupted.
2- Sonakshi Sinha
The next on the list is Bollywood’s “Dabangg” girl, Sonakshi Sinha, who decided to leave social media to stay away from negativity. She quit Twitter in 2020, after the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, and informed her fans about this on Instagram.
3- Aamir Khan
Bollywood’s “Mr. Perfectionist” took the decision to say goodbye to social media in 2021, after celebrating his birthday. He updated his fans regarding this via a note, in which he revealed that he had decided to quit social media to focus on his own work and keep himself dedicated to his art.
4- Aayush Sharma
Actor Aayush Sharma, who is the brother-in-law of Bollywood star Salman Khan, also decided to deactivate his Twitter account due to negativity and toxicity. The “Antim: The Finale Truth” actor didn’t fall for the nasty and herd mentality and said “Khuda hafiz” to Twitter.
5- Shashank Khaitan
Apart from Sonakshi Sinha, the Bollywood celeb who decided to quit Twitter after SSR’s untimely demise was “Dhadak” director Shashank Khaitan. Amid the nepotism debate, which was the hot topic at that time, the director decided to deactivate his Twitter account. He called it a breeding ground for hate and negativity.
6- Saqib Saleem
“Mere Dad Ki Maruti” fame actor Saqib Saleem, who is the brother of Bollywood star Huma Qureshi, also decided to leave Twitter due to negativity and toxicity. He cited bullying and lack of kindness as the main reasons for quitting the platform.
7- Zaheer Iqbal
Zaheer Iqbal, who is an aspiring Bollywood actor and who made his acting debut with Nitin Kakkhar’s “Notebook” alongside Pranutan Bahl, also decided to lead the social media. However, he didn’t reveal the reason behind it. The actor is rumoured to be dating actress Sonakshi Sinha. However, neither of them made any comment regarding this.