‘Hounded’ Stephen Fry quits Instagram

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry has quit the social media site, Instagram, telling his fans he was “hounded off” it.

The comic and actor, who has a huge following on social media with 92,000 followers on the picture sharing website alone, posted a blank picture, with the caption “Hounded off. Goodbye.”

It is not the first time the entertainer has closed down one of his social media accounts.

Last November he said he had to stop using his Twitter account, which has more than nine million followers, because it was not safe.

In 2009, he threatened to leave the site because there was “too much aggression and unkindness around”.

Fry, who is fiercely protective of his private life, recently used his Twitter account to reveal he had married his partner Elliott Spencer.