Jennifer Love Hewitt quits Twitter to escape “negativity”

The Client List actress, who is engaged and expecting a baby, is done with Twitter's "bad vibes."

Mar 2, 2020, 5:17 pm*



Mike Fenn

It looks like one actress couldn’t hardly wait to distance herself from Twitter.

Jennifer Love Hewitt announced she was leaving Twitter on July 3, citing the site’s tendency to attract “negativity” as the reason for her departure.

Hewitt, who has appeared in the TV series Ghost Whisperer and Party of Five, currently stars on the drama series The Client List. The 34-year-old actress recently got engaged, and she and her fiancé, fellow Client List actor Brian Hallisay, are expecting a child together. She did not cite specific examples of the “negativity” or “bad vibes” she has endured on Twitter.

Hewitt neglected to delete her Twitter account altogether, possibly indicating that she may one day decide to return to the service. She leaves behind over 600,000 followers.

Hewitt’s fans were quick to react to the announcement.

Some Twitter users, however, exemplified the very negativity that Hewitt spoke of in reacting to the actress’ departure.

Hewitt is far from the first celebrity to quit Twitter due to harsh words from its users. Just last week, actor Alec Baldwin left the service (again) after calling out a Daily Mail reporter who criticized Baldwin’s wife’s tweets at actor James Gandolfini’s funeral. 

In June 2012, British soap star Shobna Gulati quit Twitter because of racist tweets directed at her, and in May 2012, Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman bowed out after fans sent him angry tweets and threats.

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*First Published: Jul 5, 2013, 5:04 pm