Another global superstar is saying goodbye to social media — this time, it’s soccer superstar Thierry Henry, who says he’s logging off until the platforms do a better job of combating racism and bullying.
Of course, Chrissy Teigendeactivated her Twitter account on Wednesday … saying, “This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
Now, Henry — who has 2.3 MILLION followers on Twitter and another 2.7 mil on Instagram — is throwing up the deuce to all his social media platforms, penning one last message on Friday.
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“Hi Guys. From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms with the same vigour and ferocity that they currently do when you infringe copyright,” the Arsenal legend said.
“The sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore. There HAS to be some accountability.”
He added … “It is far too easy to create an account, use it to bully and harass without consequence and still remain anonymous.
“Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms. I’m hoping this happens soon.”
Both Twitter and IG have condemned hateful content and have claimed to take measures towards eliminating it from their platforms … but clearly, Henry wants more.