London, June 4: A bombardment of racial abuses has compelled `Coronation Street' actress Shobna Gulati to quit Twitter.
The star announced her departure from the social networking site a week after she expressed her shock at receiving the racial abuse.
"Errrrr twitter abuse? Not bothered really just surprised at the racial abuse and desire to try and hurt people for no reason. Thanks for the support tweet ta di do das. I think I''m giving twitter a wee rest... gob smacked," the Daily Mail quoted her as tweeting.
Shobna is a vocal anti-racism campaigner who has recently started working with groups of young people in Oldham, Manchester. However, the racial slurs that have befallen her have left her aghast.
"Set up to promote really imp writing comp with @sophie-charity, but now am one of those people who tweet when they have a poo! I don''t like what it''s doing to me!" she said.
"But have made some nice friendships and catch up with old friends so I won''t be leaving. Just scaling back. But those who just use this to bandy their own hatred and desperation really need to look at themselves too," she added. (ANI)