R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Has Abandoned Instagram In Protest
By: Joe Cingrana
Singer/songwriter, activist, and R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is saying goodbye to Instagram.
In a final farewell on his account featuring a couple of videos of cicadas chirping, Stipe said, “Question everything, nothing is real anymore except the obvious. Even question that. Thanks for looking!! Its been fun and silly and sometimes smart. X Michael”
See Stipe’s final post and countless fan comments below.
Stipe’s feelings on social media were recently shared in a BBC interview in which he says we need to examine how social media “is changing the choices that we make and the debates that we have,” as well as his desire to not be “tracked or followed.”