The Vampire Diaries' leading man Ian Somerhalder is catching some flak online after he unfollowed ex-girlfriend and co-star Nina Dobrev on Twitter.
Yup, he actually unfollowed her on there. That's some cold s--t ...
Ian's online actions, as reported by vampirediaries.com and Alloy Entertainment, have caused quite a stir within the passionate fan community.
Even a few of his loyal supporters are pretty flummoxed by this.
Some have become so distraught that he quietly removed his ex-love from his digital platform, they started trending #UnfollowMeSomerhalder.
It's a bit of a curious turn of events, as Nina left The Vampire Diaries and has wished Ian and his wife, Twilight actress Nikki Reed, all the best.
According to Dobrev, there is zero animosity between them.
"I’ve said this before, that we didn’t break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn’t love or friendship,” she told Extra.
"I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he’s great and I care about him. And that didn’t change. Yes, we’re professional and that’s fine."
"We were friends long before we dated and we still are now.”
Clearly, this is much ado about nothing in the grand scheme.
Social media isn’t a mirror image of who we are, who we associate with, and how we love in the real world ... at least it shouldn't be by default.
Given Ian's propensity for promoting love, kindness and awareness of social, environmental and humanitarian issues, what's one unfollow?
It begs the question, though ... why not just ignore her?!
Was he hacked? Spammed? Pressured by Nikki? Bitter that she's with Austin Stowell? Looking for catharsis and to symbolically move on?
Or, was it accidental? Given that he still follows Nina's mom (really) and other Vampire Diaries co-stars past and present, it's possible.
As for why anyone took the time to figure out that he recently scrapped Nina from his following list, which numbers 627 individuals?
#Internet. And #Delena. The end.