Rap queen Nicki Minaj surprised fans by quitting Twitter for good.
Rapper Nicki Minaj told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that she will be leaving Twitter for good, becoming the latest in a series of celebrities to drop the site due to harassment. The move comes after Minaj revealed his reluctance to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Twitter earlier in the week, which saw the rapper receive a widespread conviction.
In a series of tweets on Monday, the 38-year-old rapper revealed that she would skip the Met Gala due to measures related to COVID-19 events, participants were required to provide proof of vaccination and wear a face covering. The rapper revealed that she waited to get the shot until she felt she “had done enough research,” which caused waves on Twitter and prompted a swift reaction.
In response, Minaj told her 22 million subscribers who had yet to get the jab to “pray over it and make sure you’re comfortable with your decision, not intimidated.”
Minaj later revealed that her Twitter account had been disabled because of her controversial posts, which Twitter denies and that she felt the platform had started to be “a little scary” and not would not come back.
“I’m never going back to Twitter because it’s starting to get a little scary, what’s happening now is slowly but surely we’re living in these places we were talking about 20 or 30 years ago. We’ve become that place where you can’t talk lest the crowd attack you… ”Minaj said in a live Instagram session.
Minaj is hardly the first high-profile user to ditch the platform. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had called for rejecting the platform after being disillusioned with the “hate” they encountered online. Alec Baldwin left following a negative reaction to a joke he made, stating that “Twitter is a third of interesting posts, a third of tedious, uninteresting and childish nonsense, and then it’s a third, or more can -being, just abject hate and malice and annoyance. ”Additionally, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo and Lorde are among the growing list of celebrities who wish to deactivate their accounts or stop posting personally.
The platform developed a bad reputation, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the microblogging site was an easy platform for abuse and harassment. In 2018, Amnesty International called the social network a “toxic place for women”.
The company has been working to resolve its harassment issue, but it may be too late as Twitter’s growth in the United States has stalled, according to SocialMediaToday, with users choosing to spend their time on alternative platforms.
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Source: NewsWeek, Salon
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