Lady Gaga Defends Ed Sheeran After He Quits Twitter Due To Cyber Bullying

Ed Sheeran is no longer using Twitter because of the amount of hate he's received on the platform and Lady Gaga has come to his defense in a brand-new Instagram post.

After the British singer/songwriter admitted to The Sun that he removed himself from the Twitterverse because of vicious Internet trolls, Mother Monster stepped forward to defend the multi-talent. On Tuesday (July 4), Gaga shared a selfie with the industry titan, demanding that he "deserves all our love and respect like all humans do."

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"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," the 31-year-old star continued. "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."

Unfortunately, we're not entirely unfamiliar with Sheeran’s departures as he took a long break from social media to work on his latest album, Divide. As of now, the only thing we can expect from his timeline is automatically generated tweets from his Instagram account. So long, Ed!

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Original article by James Dinh at iHeartRadio