DISTURBED’s DAVID DRAIMAN Returns To Twitter After Claiming He ‘Never’ Would

David Draiman

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has reactivated his Twitter account after a nearly seven-year absence.

He tweeted about his return: “Came back to @Twitter because I was tired of watching from the sidelines for the last number of years. Yes, the world of social media is still a relative cess pool, but I figured maybe it was time to jump back in, only this time, with a hazmat suit on…lol. Too much going on in the world that I care deeply about to not share it with everyone. Too many things to call out, to both celebrate and condemn.

“Too much manipulation, too many people attacking one another, too much tribalism, and obnoxious virtue signaling. Too many rageaholic keyboard warriors out there using what should be, and can be, a medium that brings us together, to only make us feel more divided. Not me. Just truth, no bullsh*t, no troll wars. I will do my damnedest to be a light in the darkness here.”

In a 2018 with Loudwire, Draiman said that he was no longer able to keep in contact with his fans as much as he used to: “No, I can’t on the same level, by any means, and it’s unfortunate. It’s also a matter of just pure numbers. Once it got to a point where I could no longer handle it in terms of sheer volume and size, it became a daunting thing — it became something that actually came between me and my wife; I spent so much time on it.”

“The water has been poisoned for quite some time as far as interaction is concerned. Social media has become a high school playground where the challenge is what idiot can come up with the best insult, and do you end up congratulating ’em for it. It’s really sad. Either that or people just pushing their own respective ideas on everyone, trying to shove everything down everybody else’s throats, and so much elitism and so much lack of camaraderie and lack of unity. It’s become a very, very ugly thing.”

When pressed about whether he had plans to one day reopen an official Twitter account, Draiman responded at the time: “No, never. I’m never returning to Twitter.”