Helen Skelton, a presenter on Blue Peter, has decided to close her Twitter account due to abusive and negative comments being received on a regular basis.
Celebrities suffer from comments that are not always nice in order to get some attention from the celebrity and also due to jealousy. They sometimes forget that celebrities are real people too and they can be hurt when they receive comments and abuse via social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook.
Her final tweet shows that she was being affected by the negative comments that she was receiving:
Turns out I don’t have very thick skin after all so I am closing my twitter account. Enjoy the games. Signing off, skelts x
A few celebrities offered support after that tweet was sent, but now her profile is not accessible via Twitter, and it would seem unlikely that she is going to return.
It is a shame because Helen has worked with charity events, and used Twitter in order to promote the way she is changing lives with that charitable work. Now she is unable to publish and raise awareness on a socially wide level, which is one of the things that Twitter is good for when it is used correctly.
This has happened just a few days after Tom Daley received abusive comments via Twitter. That suspect was arrested and warned by the police.