Shortly after Moffat tweeted this:
“Forgive my ignorance – is there a way to limit who can follow you or Tweet you?”
His twitter account disappeared and the account was turned off.
After all this happened fans tweeted his wife with questions and concerns. Moffat’s wife, Sue Vertue, posted the following:.
“For all asking @steven_moffat is well and currently having a family lunch but he’s got a huge amount on and twitter was proving a distraction.”
Rumours and reports are saying he left after being picked on and abused on twitter, which is wrong on so many levels, if true. Fans, like myself, love Moffat's tweets and tidbits about his life and hints on the shows, like Doctor Who, that he would give us. I hope that one day he will return to twitter and the people annoying him and abusing this awesome chance to connect with the man behind Doctor Who will stop...
Here we go again, the same kind of people that ruined rec.arts.drwho and triggered the shut down of Outpost Gallifrey have struck again. The majority of DOCTOR WHO are the coolest most talented bunch of fans I have ever met- Hell it's the fans that brought the show back! But there is this group of people who seem to get off on insulting the creative people behind the show, audios and books. Where the Hell do they come from? What is their fucking problem? Have the even been paying attention to the values of the show they claim to be fans of?
I find it so damn frustrating.
Steven Moffat, if by some strange miracle you happen to be reading this let me just say that your work is awesome, it is worthy of praise and respect. I hope you doin't let the ming mongs of the world get you down.
And if you are one of the people that was got their kicks by being abusive?
And here is something cool and awesome at least. A fan named Sara is posted this on her blog;
...I thought it would be nice if we got together as a fandom to do something nice for them. This isn’t about your personal opinion of Steven Moffat and his writing - love him or hate him, it doesn’t matter. This is about showing these people that we, as a fandom, are above bullying and sending death threats...
But hurry because you only have until September 16th.
See? I told you DOCTOR WHO fans are the coolest.