Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has taken a vow of silence on Twitter.
The singer had been using the mirco blog site to banter with fans, give his opinions and infamously declare that Chris Cornell's last album was so bad it made him feel "uncomfortable".
However Reznor has now decided he will not be using his account anymore, except to make announcements, and he will not be replying to anyone.
According to Musically.com, the singer blamed spammers and haters for his self-imposed silence.
"I will be tuning out of the social networking sites because at the end of the day it’s now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result. Idiots rule," he wrote.
He also blamed hardcore fans who were targeting him, adding: "Looks like the Metal Sludge contingency has discovered Twitter! Finally! For those of you that don’t know what this is, please let me explain. Metal Sludge is the home of the absolutely worst people I’ve ever come across. It’s populated mainly by unattractive plump females who publicly fantasize about having sex with guys in bands. Kind of like a role-playing game where people nobody will fuck make up stories about their incredible sexual encounters with people they wish they could fuck.
"It would be kind of funny in a sad and pathetic way except the fun doesn’t stop there - hate and good old-fashioned outright blatant racism are also encouraged to spice things up and remind you how truly ugly these scourges are. Truly ugly on the inside (the outside is obvious)."
Thanks for the report to Nme.com.