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Minnie Driver Quitting Twitter Over Bikini Body Bullying: "Some People Are Horrible"

By Zach Johnson
|  Monday, Apr 14, 2014  |  Updated 1:10 PM EDT
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Minnie Driver Quitting Twitter Over Bikini Body Bullying

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Minnie Driver attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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Minnie Driver looks fabulous at 44 -- but apparently, not everyone thinks so.

After the About a Boy star was photographed wearing a bikini on the beach in Miami Tuesday, Twitter users began to criticize the fit Brit's physique. By Thursday, Driver was tired of the body bullying--so much so that she decided to quit the social networking site (at least for a little while).

"God some people are horrible: you try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids," the Academy Award nominee tweeted. She added, "I'm out of this Twittersphere for a while. It's too mean sometimes, about your body, about your soul. Not worth it."

When Driver kicked off her mini-vacation, she vowed via Twitter "to make 4 days feel like a month."

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Ironically, Driver recently admitted she's obsessed with the site. "I'm mad about it!" she told ABC News. "It's where I get my news from these days." It also allows her to debunk rumors on occasion. "As a celebrity, it's having a forum where you can answer the nonsensical rubbish that is written about you or not engage with that," she explained in the interview. "It's given a little bit of control back. I love it."

When she's not tweeting up a storm, the Good Willing Hunting star is focused on her fitness.

"I surf and I do ballet," Driver said of her preferred workouts. "I don't really do the gym at all."

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