Can’t take the heat? CNN’s Alisyn Camerota ends Twitter with bizarre break up letter

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota announced she was “breaking up” with Twitter and deleting her account in a letter addressed to the social network.

“It’s over. I’m breaking up with you. I know, it’s sad. We’ve been together a long time,” she wrote in her first-person letter Wednesday, announcing the end of the account she created in 2009 because of “mean and verbally abusive” online trolls.

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The CNN anchor, who co-hosts the morning show “New Day” with Chris Cuomo and had a 16-year run at Fox News Channel which she left in 2014, recalled when Twitter would  “surprise me with flower emojis and thoughtful comments,” but said that has all changed.

“But something’s happened to you. You’re a shadow of your former self, the one I was first attracted to. It’s no fun to be with you anymore. You’ve become mean and verbally abusive. In fact, you gross me out. You’re a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it’s acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously,” she wrote.

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She was thankful for “respectful disagreement” she has experienced from “kind followers” over the years which “made all the negativity worth it.” But she blamed some of the reason for the imminent break-up on herself, admitting that ” I’ve made you think I like you more than I really do.”

“I’ve been avoiding you. I go weeks at a time without reading you, leaving you to prattle on thinking you have my attention — or worse, stew in your own nasty juices, yelling in all caps, imagining that I’m listening,” she continued.  “But I’m not. I checked out long ago, when you became a buzzkill and a bore.”

Camerota recently expressed how “remarkable” it was when CNN uncovered the identity of a social media user who had created a parody meme of President Trump wrestling someone with a CNN logo superimposed on his face.

The anonymous Reddit user apologized after being contacted by CNN but the network came under heavy backlash for appearing to blackmail him to keep his identity private.

In her letter to Twitter, Camerota expressed her need to “save myself from the bitter dark places” that trolls have created on the social network.

“I don’t like thinking of people using you, typing away with nothing but a keyboard and a chip on their shoulder, but that’s the company you’re keeping. You’re hanging out with people who find satisfaction spewing vitriol, people who spread racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism,” she wrote.

“Viewers’ real thoughts, not the ones special interest groups pay them to tweet” were what Camerota said she would rather pursue as she came to the end of the letter, which she shared following her interview Tuesday with Dr. Sebastian Gorka who mocked the network’s ratings.

Camerota left the door open to possibly rejoining Twitter in the future if it could “become more thoughtful.”

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“But I’m not hopeful,” she concluded.  “Until then, I’m logging off, killing my account. And know this — I won’t miss you for a second.”

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