Over the past few years, Deadmau5 has earned himself a reputation for being an absolute asshole on social media. In fact, he might be just as famous for that, these days, as he is for his music. (He’s still more famous for his giant lit-up mouse head than for either of those, though.) But he’s doing what he can to make amends. Recently, he deleted and relaunched his Twitter, which means there are only two posts up there now, and neither one is about Skrillex. And on his Tumblr, he’s apologized for his social-media disappearance and for “being a dick to those who are fans and supporters,” writing a bit vaguely about his battles with depression. Here’s what he writes.
like many other human beings, I’ve been dealing with some depression issues that i don’t need to go into detail with. Id consider myself far from emotionally stable, though, not unstable enough to know support when i see it. Deactivating social media for a minute has nothing at all to do with popstars or dubstep tryhards. It was a kneejerk reaction to something i saw coming a long time ago. Also, nobodies business but my own.
id like to apologize to my fans and supporters for fucking off so abruptly, and leaving them out of the loop in terms of developments in my career and some small glimpes into my personal life…. ill resume that program for you. It’s the holidays, so ill slow things down until the new year, and chill out with friends and loved ones on vacation till the 17th or so. Then it’s back into the new studio, where ill just keep being me, and making music.
Once again, sorry for being a dick to those who are fans and supporters.
Something tells me that we’ll hear more about his feelings on pop stars and dubstep tryhards before long.