9 Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor stated he was quitting Twitter to guard his psychological well being, and the platform’s proprietor, Elon Musk, mocked the musician as a “crybaby.” The putdown prompted actor Wil Wheaton to slam Musk as a malevolent power and “damage one that is hurting our society.”
Reznor advised The Hollywood Reporter final week that he was “about to depart” the social media web site.
“We don’t want the vanity of the billionaire class to really feel like they’ll simply are available in and clear up all the pieces,” Reznor advised the outlet. “Even with out [Musk] concerned, I simply discover that it has develop into such a poisonous setting. For my psychological well being, I have to tune out. I don’t really feel good being there anymore.”
Musk fired again at Reznor in response to a tweet about former President Donald Trump’s reinstatement to Twitter, which Musk introduced this week after conducting an unscientific ballot.
“It seems that Trent ‘9 inch nails’ Reznor is definitely a crybaby,” Musk taunted. A 9 Inch Nails fan slammed Musk as a “silly fool,” declaring Reznor “the most effective musicians ever.” Musk responded: “I like his music tbh, however perhaps Etsy is extra his model.”
Musk’s dismissal of Reznor’s issues prompted Wheaton to submit a prolonged Fb submit wherein he stated he may “not fathom the vacancy, the insecurity, the insatiable want for consideration and validation, the staggering vanity, the malevolence and complete void of human expertise” of Musk.
Wheaton ripped Musk for bullying, threatening and trolling “just like the weak, scared, insecure baby he has at all times been.”
“That’s a tragedy for him, however it’s harmful for us,” the actor continued. “He doesn’t care what he destroys or who he hurts as he chases this existential factor he cannot ever have.”
“You realize the saying ‘damage folks damage folks’? He’s a damage one that is hurting our society, making folks I care about much less protected,” he added. “The implications of this one man’s midlife disaster are world, and that terrifies me.”
Learn Wheaton’s full commentary right here: