Miley Cyrus Explains Twitter Exit; Courtney Love Leaves Too
First Published: October 11, 2009 6:50 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Miley Cyrus isn’t the only singer to call it quits with Twitter.
Courtney Love’s Twitter page, @courtneylover79, where the former Hole frontwoman had offered streams of difficult-to-interpret rants that landed her in legal trouble recently, had been closed as of Sunday. A second account, @clcobain, was also closed.
According to the New York Times, Courtney was sued earlier this month by a fashion designer after the star lashed out with a string of allegedly defamatory Tweets.
Meanwhile, Miley, who previously released a rap video to explain why she’d quit the micro-blogging site, offered a more serious take on her exit on her private fan Web site, Mileyworld.
“It breaks my spirit to hear that some of you feel neglected since I deleted my twitter. It was a wonderful way to stay connected to you & I really felt like during that time we became very much like friends,” she wrote, according to Perez Hilton. “I love my job so much that it is hard to believe sometimes that it is considered ‘working.’ But, in the end it is still a business and I do need some sort of a ‘normal’ life as well.”
The star went on to acknowledge that by constantly Tweeting, she’d given up part of her personal life.
“I often complain to the ones closest to me that I don’t seem to have much of a private life any more and part of that is my fault,” she wrote. “How can I whine about my life being to public if I am the one telling the world what I am doing? Some things in my life need to say in my life only and not on some gossip site.”
And it’s not just Twitter Miley said she’s cutting back on, advising fans to spend less time online.
“I just think kids all over the world could maybe take a little vacation from Cyberspace,” she wrote. “My problem with the internet is it makes negativity so available. It allows people to anonymously hurt others without any consequences. That is not the real world. Not only that, but if we spent more time enjoying what we are doing besides tweeting about it, we would enjoy our lives a whole lot more.”
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