Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor talked in a recent interview with a radio station called ‘93.3 WMMR,’ and opened up about his decision on using social media accounts.
In the conversation, Corey mostly talked over his upcoming solo album but also mentioned how he’s using social media these days. According to his statement, we can say that he abandoned his social media pages, and someone else is running his accounts right now.
Here’s what he said:
“[I stopped posting] I think just about coming up on a year. My last post was actually a zoomed-in shot of the ‘live long and prosper’ emoji — that was the last thing I posted on my own. It might have been September of last year — right around the time I stopped eating meat too.”
You can see the Instagram post he mentioned as ‘last post’ below.
The interviewer asked if he’ll come back on Instagram, and Corey responded:
“No. If anything, it’s reinforced me staying off of it. Honestly, I don’t even have the passwords anymore. I have somebody who I use to run my sites. Every once in a while, I’ll tell them something to post on there. But the interaction is such garbage on there.
I think it’s one of the reasons why nobody talks to each other anymore — because they’re so used to just exploding with no chance for a rebuttal that we’ve forgotten how to have a conversation.”
“I’m gonna call it right now — there will soon be classes in college that teach people how to have conversations again. You watch. I’m telling you. It’s that type of retrograde destruction of the way we communicate that is forcing people into these places where they feel like they have no room but what they believe and they’re constantly just doing this [presses fists against each other].
Whereas in the past, we could have differences of opinion, but depending on what your mindset, your mentality, just who you were as a person, that would kind of create how you were in a conversation. You could have a conversation and a difference of opinion, and people wouldn’t pile on you, people wouldn’t troll on you, people wouldn’t get violent, people wouldn’t get just destructive. And that, to me, I think that’s the thing that social media has killed. For something called social media, it’s not really social, is it? It’s a dumpster fire.”
You can watch the entire interview below. Click here to reach the source of the statement.