Sebastian Bach has lamented the fact that social media platforms are being used as tools by unscrupulous individuals to spread hate, abuse and extremism.
The former SKID ROW singer, who has been extremely vocal in his distaste for the current U.S. president, tweeted on Thursday (February 1): “Donald Trump and [GUNS N’ ROSES singer] Axl Rose have shown to the world that Twitter, Facebook and the Internet just isn’t that fun anymore. For opposite reasons. Like Time magazine said: ‘We are losing the Internet to the culture of hate.'”
Bach added in a separate tweet: “Axl does not tweet at all and is the biggest rock singer on the planet. Donald Trump tweets every single day about whatever terrifying divisive thought he has in his head. Axl shows that being off Twitter is 100% cooler than being on Twitter.”
Sebastian‘s latest comments echo those he made last September in an interview with Australia’s Music Injection. He stated at the time: “In the last year or so, I have discovered that one of the greatest feelings that I can feel is that I can wake up and turn my phone off! I didn’t do that since these phones are being invented. It is almost like the same feeling that you get when you go to the record store and you are digging for albums. Turning your phone off and not refreshing the latest shittiest news headline or commenting or say this about this person. Turning it off is a glorious feeling!