American heavy metal band Disturbed’s singer, David Draiman, spoke in an interview with Loudwire and explained that why he deleted his Twitter account.
He said that ‘social media has become a high school playground where the challenge is what idiot can come up with the best insult’. Here’s the statement:
“No, I can’t on the same level, by any means, and it’s unfortunate. It’s also a matter of just pure numbers.
Once it got to a point where I could no longer handle it in terms of sheer volume and size, it became a daunting thing — it became something that actually came between me and my wife; I spent so much time on it.
The water has been poisoned for quite some time as far as interaction is concerned. Social media has become a high school playground where the challenge is what idiot can come up with the best insult, and do you end up congratulating ’em for it.
It’s really sad. Either that or people just pushing their own respective ideas on everyone, trying to shove everything down everybody else’s throats, and so much elitism and so much lack of camaraderie and lack of unity. It’s become a very, very ugly thing.”
When asked if he will return to Twitter, he said:
“No, never! I’m never returning to Twitter.”
You can watch the entire interview from below.