In Wake of NZ Mosque Massacre, Neil Finn Leaves Social Media, Says It’s Enabled ‘Hateful Ideology’


One of New Zealand’s most outstanding singer-songwriters, Neil Finn, took to Twitter on Sunday (March 17) to take a stand in opposition to “hateful ideology” whereas saying that he’ll not take part in social media following the mass mosque shootings that passed off on Friday.

Just two days after the heartbreaking mass shootings of two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a self-proclaimed white supremacist left 50 people dead, Finn tweeted that he “will not participate in social media.”

“Out of respect for the grieving households of Christchurch and in consideration of their huge public tragedy I’ll not participate in social media,” he wrote. “These platforms have enabled the unfold of hateful ideology and I can’t take part anymore.”

The Crowded House frontman additionally tweeted his condolences to the victims on Friday (March 15) because the information of the tragedy started to unfold all around the world.

“Waking as much as terrible information from house, the complete extent of the horror that unfolded in Christchurch,” Finn wrote. “So unhappy for the victims and households, the entire group, all the great individuals of Christchurch. Our love and ideas are with you.”

Finn is at present on tour with Fleetwood Mac, which he joined in 2018 after the group fired longtime member Lindsey Buckingham.

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