Frankie Boyle says he 'can't be bothered' with Twitter anymore

The comedian said he would be using the social media site less in the future

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Frankie Boyle appears to have had enough of Twitter, saying it is full of “random s**t”.

The comedian posted a series of tweets today in which he said he would be limiting his time on the social media site from now on.

He tweeted: “Is everybody's timeline now just full of random shit instead of stuff people RT (retweet)?

“I can't be bothered reading stuff I've consciously not bothered to follow. I think that's Twitter over then, to be honest.”

He added: “I'll still stick up links to podcasts, appearances etc. Bye.”

One user commented that perhaps the 42-year-old just needed to “clean up” his timeline.

But Boyle responded: “No it wasn't that mate. It's tweets saying someone follows something, presumably promoted. I'm just not interested...”

The decision comes after a hectic week for Boyle, who has been embroiled in a row with Ukip leader Nigel Farage, which started on Twitter. It began over a spat between Mock the Week presenter Dara Ó Briain and right-wing comic Andrew Lawrence and culminated in both Farage and Boyle writing dedicated columns on the subject.

The row originally started when Ó Briain called Lawrence “bitter” and “self-delusional” for criticising panel shows including Mock The Week for its alleged “liberal back-slapping”, arguing that such programmes feature “ageing, balding, fat men, ethnic comedians and women-posing-as-comedians” making jokes at the expense of Ukip and Farage.

Farage sided with Lawrence, praising him for his honesty on Twitter.

Boyle responded, posting: “There are a lot of honest people in comedy, which is why they keep calling you a c**t.”

The Ukip leader wrote: “Probably the funniest thing I've ever heard you say,” to which Boyle retorted: “You didn't hear me say it you daft b*stard.”

The Independent has contacted Boyle’s management, who were unable to comment.

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