Earlier this month, deadmau5 went on another one of his rants, calling his fans “nothing more than a number” and deleting all of his social media accounts. Now that Joel’s had some time to think on his actions though, it seems as if he realized he was wrong and so, he’s issued a fairly heartfelt apology to his fans, and also reactivated both his Facebook and Twitter.
Check out what he posted to his Tumblr account below:
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.
While the apology certainly seems genuine, it likely won’t completely fix his image within the EDM community. A lot of people have just about had it with him and one blog post isn’t going to be enough to win the critics back.
That being said, it’s still nice to see him take the first step to redeeming himself and we’re definitely excited to see what he contributes to the dance music scene in 2016.
Tell us, what do you think of deadmau5‘ attempt to redeem himself here? Are you still a fan? Sound off below and let us know.