Trent Reznor calls Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter an “embarrassment” in a brand new interview. The truth is, the 9 Inch Nails mastermind reveals he’s “about to depart” the social media platform.
Since Musk closed the deal on buying Twitter, he has laid off half the corporate’s workers; instituted an $8-per-month blue verification checkmark price; issued an ultimatum to the remaining staffers to both return to the workplace or give up their jobs (which he has since partially retracted); and reinstated Donald Trump’s account.
Whereas selling his and Atticus Ross’ rating for the brand new film Bones and All, Reznor was requested by The Hollywood Reporter for his tackle the present state of Twitter below Musk. “Embarrassment,” replied the NIN frontman. “I’m about to depart. We don’t want the vanity of the billionaire class to really feel like they’ll simply are available and resolve every part.”
Reznor added that he was pondering of quitting Twitter lengthy earlier than Musk purchased the corporate. “Even with out him concerned, I simply discover that it has turn into such a poisonous setting. For my psychological well being, I must tune out. I don’t really feel good being there anymore.”
Because it stands, Reznor doesn’t use Twitter that a lot, as his tweets are few and much between. Nevertheless, he does have 1.6 million followers on the platform, so it seems that he’s prepared to surrender a significant social platform to face on his ideas.
The unique rating for Bones and All was launched on Friday, and may be streamed in full right here. 9 Inch Nails just lately performed a landmark present in Cleveland, the place basic members of the band returned for a one-off efficiency of a handful of songs on the finish of the set.