Why Trent Reznor Left Twitter

PHOTO: Nine Inch Nails live @ Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON, 6.02.09 on Flickr by Rob Sheridan CC BY-NC-SA

Apparently, Trent Reznor had some really good reasons for leaving Twitter. The Nine Inch Nails frontman cites “scum” like the folks who’ve been targeting this old GF5 article as the reasons for his departure, and provides a sickening story about how far insensitive Internet assholes can take things:

Last night, I had the pleasure of trying to explain this message to an understandably upset Veronica De La Cruz:

@AndreaUrbanFox someone got balls at last! Hey, can I have some of that #Eric money? The dude’s dead, he doesn’t need it lol

Really?

She saw this message because anything with the #Eric hashtag appears on weloveeric.com. I tried to explain to her this person is just a lonely, obsessed, delusional, bitter “fan” who recently posted how the celebrity she’d most like to date is ME. She spends countless hours a day obsessing over me, my fiancee and NIN resorting to ANYTHING for attention. In a reasonably moderated community, these people can be made to vanish - on Twitter, it’s a free-for-all - hence they flock there. It depresses me to think my art and life’s work can attract this kind of scum, and trying to explain to Veronica why someone would stoop to that level of ignorance for attention - and it’s someone that because of me is in her world causing her pain… well, it sucks. If that was your intention you trolling, cowardly pigs - you’ve succeeded.

Moving on.

If you’re unfamiliar with who Eric De La Cruz is, please click here to read a message from his sister Veronica.