NEW DELHI — Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he likes to maintain distance from social media due to all the negativity that surfaces in the virtual world.

The cine icon also urged his fans to refrain from abusing and trolling other actors on social media. Shah Rukh Khan shared his take on social media through #fame, a live video social platform.

When the question “Why have you not been on Twitter lately” surfaced, the actor asserted that he likes to be out of the Twitter world, because he ends up reading “idiotic stuff” whether he likes it or not.

“I don’t go (on Twitter) that often. I don’t like people abusing others and all. I don’t need to open my telephone and see the negativity. So I don’t like it... There are some idiots who say really idiotic stuff and say bad things, so I don’t like to read (it), and unfortunately I end up reading it whether I like it or not,” the actor said.

Shah Rukh Khan added: “So just one little thing... Don’t abuse people on social media, and don’t say bad things about other actors and actresses... because I don’t feel like that myself for anyone, and nobody is important enough in life to be abused. I did it a few times, and I regret doing it.”

Last year Shah Rukh Khan asked his fans to stop trolling other actors. Even Salman Khan has warned his fans to stop trolling other celebrities in a series of tweets.

The “Dilwale” star requested, “Everyone, don’t do such things, especially you know people write ill things on social media, and there is no fun in that. If you want to abuse someone, then say it to their face. 

“So, I would like to request all the people who consider the fact that they like me, not to be rude with anyone on my behalf or on your own.”

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