WWE superstar Kevin Owens announced on Twitter that he deactivated his Instagram account following his wife' (Karina Elias) account being hacked. You can view Owens' full statement below:
Social media is an absolute cesspool. The way some people try and ruin people’s lives for no apparent reason is genuinely depressing. My Instagram is gone, again and now people are going after my wife too. It’s disgusting. Needless to say, I would never do this to my family.— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) December 4, 2017
Owens announced this shortly after someone hacked into his wife's account and spread false allegations of cheating.
Rumors where that Kevin Owens Cheated on his wife multiple times👀 but his wife got hacked and cleared up all the rumors pic.twitter.com/PBKKWv1A0w— WWE 4 Life 🤼 (@WWENews_Account) December 4, 2017
Unfortunately, Elias has been a victim of cyberbullying before and has shut down her Instagram account before. Last year, Owens also chose to deactivate his Instagram account after numerous hack attempts by others.
It's disappointing to hear that people are provoking Owens and his wife on social media for no good reason, to a point where they've had to deactivate their accounts. The couple has been married for 10 years and have two kids together. They haven't displayed any form of bad behavior outside of the ring, so the attacks aren't justified. The details of the hacked account and cyberbullying aren't clear, but it's clearly gotten bad to a point.
Over the past three years, countless celebrities—including a handful of WWE superstars—have had their phones or social media accounts hacked. Leaked photos and information about some of these stars have been released and spread across the internet. Stephanie McMahon, Paige, Maria Kanellis, and Seth Rollins are among WWE figures who have been victims of hacking.
Prior to shutting down his account, Owens had over 134,000 followers, but just 14 posts. He does have a strong presence on Twitter, with over 1.08 million followers. Owens interacts a lot with fans there, so it would be terrible if more incidents caused him to shut it down as well.
We can only hope that the attacks and hacks of Owens and Elias will stop soon. It's also important for others to know the dangers of posting such harmful things on social media. It's wrong and unacceptable for these things to still be happening.