Ed Sheeran Clarifies Comments About Quitting Social Media: 'I'm Just Not Reading Anything'

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Ed Sheeran hasn't actually quit social media.

The 26-year-old singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to clarify recent comments that he stopped using Twitter.

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"Q magazine is out now. Also loads of Hoo-har about me quitting stuff," Sheeran wrote. "I haven't quit anything, I'm just not reading anything, except Harry Potter. Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th yo."

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In an interview published in U.K.'s The Sun on Monday, Sheeran said he's "come off Twitter completely" after receiving hateful messages from Lady Gaga fans. 

"Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f***ing hate ... And it wasn’t anything to do with that at all," he said. "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," he added. "The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Gaga called Sheeran an "incredile talented artist" and told her fans to "work harder to be kinder everybody." 

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This isn't the first time Sheeran has defended himself against fans. The "Shape of You" singer got salty after being accused of not playing live last month. 

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