Olly Alexander opened up to NME about the hateful comments he receives on social media, causing him to boycott some apps. The singer/actor said he actively avoids Twitter because of the homophobic hate sent his way.
"I get some people who are really gross and make rape jokes about me."
"It's f**ked up. That's why I can't read too much anymore because I don't need to be seeing that shit."
The Years & Years singer said mean comments got worse after he appeared on television. Now, Alexander stays away from all social media because he gets trolled. In addition to inapporiate gay rape comments, users actually direct slurs to his personal account:
"I don't understand why people '@' me on Twitter to say 'Olly Alexander can't sing' or 'Olly Alexander, you're ugly as f**k.'"