CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota deleted her Twitter account because of “mean and verbally abusive” online trolls, she announced in a column Wednesday morning.
Camerota, who co-hosts CNN’s “New Day” morning show with Chris Cuomo, framed her decision as “breaking up” with Twitter, in a first-person letter addressed to the social network. (RELATED: Producer For CNN’s Chris Cuomo Says Kellyanne Conway ‘Looks Like She Got Hit With A Shovel’)
When she first created an account in 2009, Camerota said, Twitter would “surprise me with flower emojis and thoughtful comments. Back then, it was still thrilling to check in with you every day to see how many new followers you’d brought me. Those were the days.”
“But something’s happened to you. You’re a shadow of your former self, the one I was first attracted to. It’s no fun to be with you anymore. You’ve become mean and verbally abusive. In fact, you gross me out,” she continued. “You’re a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it’s acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously.”