Social media is a double-edged sword. While on the one hand, it’s a great tool to stay connected with a larger number of people and explore newer career opportunities, it’s also a breeding ground for unimaginable toxicity in the form of harassment and bullying. It may be a tough field to navigate as a regular, non-celebrity, but it gets amplified when you have millions of followers who have opinions on everything you do or don’t.
One of the celebrities who is most often targeted online is Karan Johar. If trolls aren’t coming at him for his movie casting choices, they attack his sexuality and his twin babies. The trolling got so severe recently, that the director announced a departure from his Twitter account. Earlier this week, Johar Tweeted at his 17.2 million followers for the last time, saying that he is quitting to “make way for positive energies”.