We live in an era where we let the social media platforms get the better of us and even if we admit it or not we have become addicted to it. Not only have are we the victim of social media addiction but rapper Post Malone too has faced the adverse effects of using these platforms. The 24-year old rapper has given away ‘more control’ of his Instagram and Twitter accounts to his representative. He decided to take this step because he needed to ‘distance’ himself from the platforms.
However, after coming back from his social media detox, Post shared a personal note on Instagram, in which he apologized for not having spoken about the death of George Floyd, who succumbed to death when an arresting policeman knelt on his neck to restrain him.
The singer said, “A platform is a terrible thing to waste, especially in times of heartache in our country and the entire world, and especially when someone has the ability to speak out.”
Spilling the beans on why he took a break from social media, Malone said, “Over the past few months I have been trying to distance myself from social media for my mental health, and by doing this and letting others have more control over posts on my pages. That being said, I see frustrations over the blatant miss-use of my social media. Especially, when I have a voice to speak loudly, and so far have not.”
He then added, “I would like to apologise for that. I watched the video, and when I saw it, my heart sank into my stomach. I am so appalled and so heartbroken. I cannot believe in this day violence like that is so commonplace and still happening.”
Post Malone then concluded by saying that he “stands on the side of love”. He also praised the people for trying to make a difference and voice their opinion so that George Floyd would get justice.