Zendaya she reveals the reason she rarely post on Twitter anymore is partly due to the fans themselves.
12 June, 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
In 73 Questions with Zendaya in Vogue she reveals the reason she rarely post on Twitter anymore is partly due to the fans themselves.
There was actually a time when Zendaya used to be the first to tweet or post something. Do you remember that? No? We barely do, too and it’s a shame because who else misses her witty tweets?
A lot of her loyal fans have also noticed her infrequent tweets, that even Zendaya took to Twitter to respond:
"I have so much coming...I promise you'll forget how inactive I'm being lol"
Ooh, is that a promise for things to come? We can hear some of you gasping. But some of you might also wonder.
What on earth happened to make the once vocal Zendaya take such a huge step back from Twitter?
Her social media following is at an impressive 15.2 million followers on Twitter and a jaw dropping 56.5 million Instagram followers and we’re always wanting a peek into the world of our favourite celebs - and tweets/posts are the only way to quench our thirst! So, what gives?
We did a little digging…
… And we found out the reason was partly due to the fans themselves.
Now, hold the hate!
What Zendaya meant was that she’s finding there’s a little more pressure nowadays when thinking about what to post and when to post. After all, she does have a pretty big following and a wrong misstep could cause a massive wave of backlash. And of course no one wants that.
We get that.
After all, as everyone who’s active in the online world know, there’s a ridiculous amount of negativity floating around, and even more so now than ever. Er, the increasing trend of the ‘cancel culture’ and the ‘hate culture’?
Sadly, this spins the same frustrating tale as for Aidan Gallagher, AKA Number Five from hit Umbrella Academy Netflix series (read full story here) where countless of haters are harassing his Twitter in every single post. Oh my. What is this new online environment?
...And can we save it before it becomes too toxic? But let’s dig deeper.
What do ‘followers’ do to their favourite celebs’ tweets that makes celebrities feel they need to step cautiously? Why does Zendaya, or any other celebrity for that matter, feel pressure in posting anything on their social media?
Basically, as all active social media users know, people are constantly eyeballing social media posts for the tiniest speck of grammar or spelling mistakes and the microscope is even bigger for celebrities. I mean, who can forget Cardi B’s infamous grammatical errors?
So that means, even for someone like Zendaya who every once in a blue moon makes an error, becomes a target. Celebs feel that followers are always eyeing them for mistakes and are ready to gleefully jump in at a moment’s notice. That means the pressure is on and I guess reading and rereading posts (you know, just in case) has become exhausting.
And that’s not it.
Fans also pick apart any political or social implications that can be found in any of Zendaya’s posts. So, although Zendaya jokes that this is her fans keeping her on her toes, we can imagine what she must be feeling inside.
In a nutshell: Zendaya has to be careful of what she posts. Anything can be ‘implied’, even if it’s far from the truth.
...We hold our hands up. This doesn’t sound like fun anymore and kinda just sounds stressful.
In the end, it’s just easier to forget the send button even exists. Who knows? She might end up pulling a Millie Bobby Brown and delete her Twitter account altogether.
But so far, Zendaya just bravely deals with it. She doesn’t read the comments so much anymore and whenever there’s a rude comment, she just keeps in mind that everyone’s dealing with their own problems and just try to have compassion for them.
And we’re waiting for the day where spelling mistakes will just be spelling mistakes and that people will take every tweet as it is and maybe not dig any deeper?
Because: #spreadlove. Isn’t that all we want at the end of the day?
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.