Corey Taylor Talks Quitting Social Media, Doesn’t Even Know the Passwords Anymore


Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, once a frequent social media poster who commonly interacted with fans, quit all social media just over a year ago, citing the toxic environment and echo chamber of like-minded opinions. Now, speaking to radio station 93.3 WMMR, he explains that he doesn’t miss it one bit and is completely content letting someone else manage his accounts.

When asked if he’s felt tempted to re-enter the social media fray due to the lack of personal contact brought on by the pandemic, Taylor offered:

“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.”

While we most certainly respect the desires of Metal Jesus to stay off social media, we very much miss his presence. What’s more, we could really use his voice preaching logic and reason in the current presidential race!

Taylor is currently promoting his first solo album, CMFT, due October 2, and has released three singles to date: “Corey Taylor Must Be Stopped,” “Black Eyes Blues” and “HWY 666.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

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