Lydia Ko has deleted her Twitter account. She did it on Valentine’s Day, but it wasn’t because she was heartbroken or anything like that.
Ko deleted her Twitter account because she wasn’t using it nearly as much as she uses Instagram, and therefore Twitter was sucking up too much memory on her phone.
And also probably the negativity that is inherent to the platform. But, mostly because Instagram (which can also be very toxic) is better to Ko.
“I didn’t necessarily close it just because of all the criticism,” she said Thursday after an opening 68 at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. “I actually don’t know [the criticism], because I haven’t checked.
“I actually did it because I wasn’t really on Twitter that much. I actually spend most of my social media time on Instagram. So, all I would do is really share from what I had on Instagram. That was kind of the reason why, it was taking up storage on my phone, too. I was like, there’s no point me having it when I wasn’t interacting with my fans there, anyway.”
Ko wasn’t tweeting much, so she was probably also subject to criticism for not tweeting enough. The 20-year-old seems to be having plenty of fun on Insta, so why bother with Twitter?