Anti-Social Media: 10 Celebs Who Quit Instagram or Twitter (PHOTOS)

Kelly Bryant | Nov 4, 2014 Celebrities
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  • Rihanna

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    Rihanna stopped using Instagram after the powers that be censored some risque images of the singer. However, after six months RiRi fans can rejoice because she's back with an illustration that's all sorts of adorable featuring a sketch of what we presume to be Rihanna holding hands with the Instagram logo.

  • Chrissy Teigen

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    Always outspoken, Chrissy Teigen found herself the target of death threats after a tweet she posted following a fatal shooting reported in Canada. While Teigen is typically willing to take the heat, the threats became too much, and on October 23 she tweeted, "feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to instagram." On October 31, however, while trying to post on Instagram, a few of her messages automatically posted to Twitter as well.

  • Kanye West

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    Famous for his abuse of caps when he tweets, Kanye West quit Twitter for a whole day back in 2012 ... and boy was that one quiet day. Yeezus tweeted "BE BACK SOON," and then deleted all posts from his timeline. The very next day he came back to his Twitter account to praise Steve Jobs on the anniversary of the Apple co-founder's death.

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt had it with Twitter negativity back in July 2013, telling her tweeps it was no longer for her. "Life should be filled with positivity and holding each other up, not making threats and sending bad vibes. To those of you who made it a joy thank you from the bottom of my heart," she wrote. Her Twitter break was fairly short-lived; she resumed using the social media site a month later.

  • Pink

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    Unhappy with Instagram's controversial updated policies in December 2012, Pink chose to shut down her account tweeting, "I Will Be Quitting Instagram Today. What A Bummer. You Should All Read Their New Rules."

  • Alec Baldwin

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    Alec Baldwin has broken up with Twitter more times than we can count for any number of reasons (once because he was angry over social media harassment his wife Hilaria was receiving) but always gets pulled back in.

  • Zelda Williams

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    After receiving unbelievably insensitive remarks over social media about the passing of her father Robin Williams, Zelda Williams had to leave Twitter. On August 14, 2014 she wrote, "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye." She returned on September 1, 2014 and is back to tweeting about all things gamer-related.

  • Miley Cyrus

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    When she was just a darling 16-year-old, Miley Cyrus gave Twitter the heave-ho all in the name of love, citing then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth's disdain for the site. Fortunately for her loyal followers, the singer's hiatus didn't last that long.

  • Chelsea Handler

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    Chelsea Handler told Instagram to peace out after they repeatedly deleted a photo she posted of herself riding a horse topless (the photo was meant to spoof Russian president Vladimir Putin). The comedienne posted, "You can now find my dogs and my breasts on Twitter only where my followers have the right to choose what they say. Bye bye instablock."

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