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!
"I think that celebrities are off the Internet now, like Axl Rose, the biggest-selling musician, has no social media whatsoever — nothing! The Internet is a very negative… it is pretty much all negative there is very little positive stuff on there."
Bach added that things had gotten particularly bleak in the months after Trump took office.
"Well, since Donald Trump became president, Facebook became not fun for me," he said. "Every headline sucks, everything sucks and I get to the point where I can't take it! All of that news, constantly, day after day, week after week, it gets me down and it gets me in a bad mood.
"I don't know about everybody else, but when I read about nuclear war, I find it hard to get on with my day," he added. "I thought we got rid of that nuclear war conversation in the '70s! It gets [me] very sad and angry at the same time. Climate change makes me angry. It makes me mad that people deny that when the world is fucked. It makes me furious."
Sebastian recently confirmed that he was preparing to make the follow-up to his 2014 album "Give 'Em Hell".