John Mayer deletes his Twitter account
The rocker — who is one of the most active celebrity tweeters — cuts off 3.7 million followers.
Fans who want to keep up with John Mayer will no longer be able to do so via Twitter. The singer-songwriter deleted his account, leaving behind 3.7 million followers.
According to the Associated Press, a spokesperson for Mayer said the timing was synched with the end of his Battle Studies Tour that wrapped Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In April, Mayer hinted that he was considering abandoning Twitter. “I just think Twitter as a form of communication, I think it’s over to be honest with you,” he said at ASCAP’s 2010 “I Create Music” EXPO in Hollywood.
According to OK!, Mayer also cited being frustrated by negative replies from users: “I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something.”
Mayer’s presence will be missed on Twitter. He was one of the more active celebrities on the site and actually responded to fans. He gave away tickets to free concerts via Twitter. He debated with Perez Hilton after the media personality used the platform to claim being attacked by will.i.am.
Mayer also used Twitter to defend his reputation after his interview in Playboy magazine stirred controversy for his indecent comments about Jessica Simpson and black women.
“Re: using the ‘N word’ in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word,” he wrote, ABC News reported. “And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged.”
Expect Mayer to be spending more time on Tumblr. “I had 3.3 million Twitter followers back in April when I announced that I’d be predominantly posting on Tumblr, a site that takes all of 25 seconds to sing up for,” Mayer wrote on his Tumblr page last week. “Five months later I have just passed 500,00 followers, a fraction of my Twitter base … I will leave the opining up to you, but I think I made the right move.”