KJo reveals the reason why he quit Twitter

Wednesday 20th September 2023 08:27 EDT

Filmmaker Karan Johar recently opened up about leaving social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. In an interview, he revealed that he made the decision out of instinct once he read abuse towards his young twins.

KJo said, "That (quitting Twitter) was an instinctive decision I made when I started reading abuse to my children. When that happened… this is the lowest you could get. Abuse me, say what you want. They also abused my mother. My mother is still an older person. My children were five at that time, when I took the decision. Now, I'm not going back on this platform for anything. Of course, my company is on it. I realise the importance of Twitter. But I don't want to be on this platform. I don't want to read anything about my children. That breaks my heart not only as a parent, but also as a human being."

He also clarified that he didn't quit Twitter because of the nepotism claims made against him. He added, "It's not that I've stopped casting people from the industry or I've isolated myself from the sheer wonderfulness of Alia Bhatt. I have not listened to anyone. I've just left a platform. That had nothing to do with the things I was saying. It was about my kids. I couldn't read that. Whoever is a parent would know that is something you wouldn't take. You'd take anything, but anything against your child, you can't take. And I don't know who to fight, right? They're nameless, faceless people. I'd rather just exit."

Karan welcomed twins Yash, named after his late father and film producer, and Roohi, named after his mother Hiroo, via surrogacy in 2017. On the work front, Karan's last directorial was the family comedy 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,' starring Alia and Ranveer Singh in the lead. It also starred Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, and Dharmendra among others.

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