Alan Carr says he quit Twitter after curry post sparked backlash

By Ffion Lewis

Alan Carr has revealed that he quit Twitter two years ago because one of his posts about a curry sparked backlash from his followers.

The comedian, 45, regularly posts to his one million followers on Instagram, but hasn't been seen on Twitter since the beginning of 2018.

Speaking out while on stage in Leeds as part of his Regional Trinket tour, the Kent funnyman finally revealed the reason behind quitting the site.

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He told the crowd: "It's the cancel culture. You can't say anything these days. That's why I came off Twitter."

The Chatty Man star said: "I Tweeted my curry was 25 minutes late and I got people telling me: 'Oooo, first world problems'.

"It wasn't like I'd just walked 25 miles for water or posted: 'Had a s*** harvest… just slaughtered my first born.'"

Alan previously spoke out about "cancel culture" during an interview with The Guardian.

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When asked whether comedians should be worried about being called out or boycotted online, he said: "It’s a nightmare.

"I just feel that if stand-up comedy disappears, where do you go... I don’t know.

"Let me have a think about this. It does wind me up."

However the TV presenter previously admitted that he used to love the community aspect of social media.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, he told hosts Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh that it was "very fun" when he first joined.

"But then you moan, you moan and moan and it all just got like Speaker’s Corner towards the end. Everyone was just moaning," he explained.

“And I worked for four years in a call centre so my days to listening people moaning are well over,” he added.

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