Lexi Thompson’s Management Team Clarifies Her Social Media Hiatus

Lexi Thompson

Last week, Lexi Thompson took to her Instagram account to announce that she was stepping away from social media for the foreseeable future. Her reasoning stemmed from the “hurtful things being said to me lately”.

At the time, it was believed that the hurtful things being said were a result of this picture of Thompson posted on the golf course with President Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh:

Well, despite that being the popular narrative amongst the media, Lexi’s management team took to social media to clarify the reasoning for her social media break, stating that it had nothing to do with who Thompson plays golf with.


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Statement from Blue Giraffe Sports on behalf of client Lexi Thompson: It has come to our attention that the reason for Lexi Thompson’s decision to take a break from Social Media has been taken out of context by various media outlets. Lexi’s decision was not based on a recent event or post, but rather from a culmination of harsh, hurtful, and unwarranted commentary from social media abusers over time. Lexi is aware that this is a constant problem for most people in the public spotlight, and she has always readily accepted that fact. Lexi is excited to compete in the LPGA Mediheal Championship this week in San Francisco and simply wanted to remove this negative variable on a temporary basis in order to focus on competing against the world’s best. Any news report that a recent event or situation led to her decision is completely false and erroneous. Lexi wants to thank all of her fans and supporters for their continued outpouring of support and encouragement, and looks forward to being back very soon.

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Thompson is competing in this week’s LPGA Mediheal Championship in California.

Author: Dan Hauser

Dan is the co-founder of The Stiff Shaft and the website's Senior Writer. A South Florida native, Dan has been covering golf since 2013 and playing it his entire life. He is still waiting for his first hole-in-one.

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