Celebrities who have given up social media

'Aladdin' star Mena Massoud deletes Twitter following backlash over 'The Little Mermaid' remarks

Stars Insider

17/05/23 | StarsInsider


Whether it be for a single day or several years, multiple big-name stars have opted to remove themselves from the world of social media and the social scrutiny that comes along with it. 

'Aladdin' actor Mena Massoud deleted his Twitter account after receiving criticism for some remarks about the 'The Little Mermaid' getting a sequel in comparison to his own Disney live-action, whose sequel was rumored to be in the works but now seems like it won't happen. After news predicted that 'The Little Mermaid' would gross US$115 on its domestic box office weekend, the Egyptian-Canadian actor tweeted on May 13, “Our film was unique in that audiences went to watch it multiple times. It’s the only way we reached the billion dollar mark with our opening. My guess is TLM doesn’t cross the billion mark but will undoubtedly get a sequel.”

His tweet began to draw criticism from people wondering why he was trying to start a fight or set the films up in competition. But instead of engaging any further or clarifying his statement, Massoud deleted his entire Twitter account. 

Click through the following gallery to see other A-listers who've deleted their social media accounts.

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