Years & Years singer, Olly Alexander has revealed he is staying offline due to homophobic bullying.
The star doesn’t check Twitter because he wants to avoid rape threats and other abuse.
The Singer revealed details about the abuse he gets:
“I get trolled,” he told this week’s NME. “The usual stuff – sometimes it’s homophobic, like gay hate.
“But I don’t understand why people ‘@’ me on Twitter to say ‘Olly Alexander can’t sing’ or ‘Olly Alexander, you’re ugly as f**k’.
“If we’ve been on TV I don’t go on Twitter for a while after,” he added.
“I get some people who are really gross and make rape jokes about me.”
“It’s f**ked up. That’s why I can’t read too much anymore because I don’t need to be seeing that shit.”
Olly has recently spoken about the need for more gay role models, releasing a music video celebrating sexuality called The ‘Shine’.