News | Entertainment
28 May 2024 10:53
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Robbie Williams quit Twitter because he's convinced it would have "ruined" his career

    The 50-year-old pop star has admitted he stepped away from the social media platform - now known as X - because his cheeky jokes were not going down well and one particular gag about shoplifting sparked outrage

    Robbie told the Observer newspaper: "I'm not on Twitter. It would ruin my career. The last time I was on it, I did a tweet that said: 'I quite fancy getting into shoplifting. Has anyone got any good suggestions for shoplifting?'

    "The person who runs Gail's, the bakery, said: 'This is awful. This is a pop star who lives in a bubble. How dare he?' I saw the backlash, and I was, like: 'I don't think Twitter is for me.' I got my fingers burned."

    Robbie went on to insist he was worried his jokes would get him "cancelled". He added: "I'm Robbie Williams, so I'm in a certain box. I'm in a pop star box, and if the pop star starts acting differently from the way a pop star should, then it causes confusion, which I like, but it might also get me cancelled."

    However, Robbie is a big fan of Instagram and admits he may spend a bit too much time dabbling on the site.

    He said: "Since I am an addict, I guess I'm addicted to social media right now ... "

    It comes after Robbie used a post on Instagram to admit he worried he was "ugly" when people stopped questioning his sexuality.

    The 'Angels' hitmaker - who has four children with wife Ayda Field - reflected on how the "top search" for his name was people asking if he was gay, but now that "no one seems to mention it".

    He was left wondering if it was because men had stopped finding him attractive.

    Robbie shared a self-portrait on Instagram, in which he had coloured himself in rainbow stripes, and it bore the words: "For the longest time the top internet search for me was 'Is Robbie Williams Gay?' No one seems to mention it these days. So am I not gay any more?(sic)"

    And in his caption, the 50-year-old star admitted: "When ''Robbie Williams Gay'' Stopped being the top Google search my genuine thought was ''Am I ugly now?''

    "Not that I've ever thought I was a looker in the first place.(sic)"

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     28 May: Travis Scott and Alexander 'AE' Edwards were reportedly involved in a physical altercation in Cannes
     28 May: Kelly Rowland has insisted she was treated differently from "other women who did not quite look like me" at the Cannes Film Festival
     28 May: Madonna and Josh Popper have reportedly split
     28 May: Brooke Shields admits she hopes she can "handle" her daughters getting married
     28 May: Kelly Brook is done with modelling and doesn't "really care much" about how she looks "anymore"
     28 May: Morgan Spurlock finalised his divorce from Sara Bernstein just months before his death
     28 May: Meghan Trainor has been given the "best advice" on balancing motherhood with her career from her celebrity friends
     Top Stories

    Approval from former All Black Justin Marshall to revive traditional rugby tours More...

    Ryman Healthcare is continuing to press pause on more new retirement village developments More...

     Today's News

    Travis Scott and Alexander 'AE' Edwards were reportedly involved in a physical altercation in Cannes 10:47

    Rugby League:
    Former Warrior and Queenslander Steve Price believes Mitch Barnett's shift to New Zealand is the reason he's earned a State of Origin call-up 10:47

    South Africans go to the polls to choose a new government: what’s different this time 10:37

    Norway, Spain and Ireland have recognised a Palestinian state – what’s stopping NZ? 10:27

    Law and Order:
    Christchurch police are appealing for information following an increase of powerline tampering and theft across the city 10:27

    Kelly Rowland has insisted she was treated differently from "other women who did not quite look like me" at the Cannes Film Festival 10:17

    Why is the Gaza war tearing us apart? 10:17

    Greta Pilkington has been added to New Zealand's crew of sailors to compete at the Paris Olympics 10:07

    Who really was Mona Lisa? More than 500 years on, there’s good reason to think we got it wrong 10:07

    Russia is gaining ground in Kharkiv with daily 'glide bomb' attacks and there's not much Ukraine can do about it 10:07

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd