Louis C.K. is one of the most hilarious people around. You would think that Twitter would be the perfect place for a guy who is a stand-up comedian by trade to send out funny quips of 140 characters or less. Apparently not. C.K. has actually deleted his account altogether, and spoke on SiriusXM’s Opie Radio show about why.
“It didn’t make me feel good,” the comic said, according to RollingStone.com. “It made me feel bad instead. So I stopped doing it.”
Many celebs are bombarded by online trolls, driving them away from social media. But C.K. says that wasn’t the problem. Rather, it was his own tweets that he was sometimes uncomfortable with.
“Any time I tweeted anything I was like, ‘Ugh don’t like the way that came out.’ And then four and a half million people saw it! It was the worst things I ever said, heard and seen by the most people. It’s the worst possible scenario.”
“It’s too instant, I don’t think the speed helps dialogue,” C.K. said. “I think it’s why everything is kind of f–ked up and polarizing, because people are going too fast, they’re trying to react too quickly.”
C.K. had over four million followers on Twitter before he axed his account, so you can see why the exposure would make him anxious. Perhaps the rest of us would benefit from spending a little less time on social media. Hmmmmmm. Anyway, back to checking Twitter and Facebook.