Celebs feel the heat of cyber bullying

Actress Ruby Rose, seen here at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month, was attacked on social media after it was announced that she will play Batwoman in a new TV series.
Actress Ruby Rose, seen here at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month, was attacked on social media after it was announced that she will play Batwoman in a new TV series.PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Some stars turn off their social media accounts to escape attacks from online trolls

Where once online abuse was considered part and parcel of the life of a celebrity, an increasing number of stars are now concluding that social media is more trouble than it is worth.

This comes at a time when awareness of the threat of cyber bullying is increasing and when predicting what might trigger an online mob has become near impossible.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2018, with the headline 'Celebs feel the heat of cyberbullying'. Print Edition | Subscribe