Bullying is everywhere, and there seems to be a new form of bullying that does not happen face to face but instead seeps into the digital world where keyboard warriors are lurking. Apparently, bullying also rampant in social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The increasing rate of cyberbullying can be alarming, and almost anyone can be a moving target. Ed Sheeran is one of the latest victims of cyberbullying, and fans of Lady Gaga are reportedly the ones behind the bullying.

According to E! Online, Ed Sheeran has been bullied and bashed by the fans of Lady Gaga since early 2017 via Twitter.

The said outrage from the fans of Lady Gaga reportedly stemmed from an interview of Ed Sheeran on Beats Radio 1 with Zane Lowe. During the interview, the "Shape Of You" singer talked about the importance of being relevant in the music industry and not trying to be a know-it-all despite having two successful albums and a big performance at the Super Bowl.

The interview that started it all

The fans of Lady Gaga reportedly assumed that the "Photograph" singer was throwing shade at the "Poker Face" singer. However, Ed Sheeran didn't drop any names during the interview, so his fans also came to his defense that he didn't really mean to diss Lady Gaga.

In an interview with The Sun, the "Thinking Out Loud" singer revealed that he wasn't really talking about Lady Gaga in the interview with Zane Lowe.

He also expressed his disappointment on how Twitter has been an avenue for a large steam roll of hate that apparently has gone way out of control.

Goodbye, Twitter

As of writing, Ed Sheeran's Twitter account is still up and running. However, his publicists or official representatives may have been assigned to handle the social media platform as the "Galway Girl" singer has already decided to stay away from social media for an indefinite period.

This isn't the first time that an artist has purged himself from Twitter. Miley Cyrus has also detached herself from Twitter for her reasons. Ed Sheeran is currently on tour for the North America leg. According to E! Online, the "Perfect" singer said that shying away from Twitter doesn't bother him since he prefers to communicate traditionally.

Lady Gaga to the rescue

Meanwhile, the "Million Reasons" singer already came to the defense of Ed Sheeran and addressed her fans about their bullying behavior. On her Instagram account, Lady Gaga expressed how she loves Ed Sheeran and that he deserves all the love and respect that all humans do.

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