Kanye West Says ‘People Are Committing Suicide’ Because They Are Seeking Validation in Social Media

His wife may be the queen of viral posts, but Kanye West is calling for an end to the more toxic side of social media. In a few new posts, the multi-hyphenate calls on Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and others to end the pressure and stress of likes, comments, and followers on social platforms like Twitter and Instagram.

“There are people who are committing suicide due to not getting enough likes. Seeking validation in the simulation,” Ye writes. “Speaking for myself I personally want to participate in social media with the option of not having to show my followers or likes.”

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There are tons of studies that show Instagram or Twitter use is linked to increased depression and anxiety. On top of that, it’s become a way to evaluate and value people based on followers and stats through things like a verification check—much like, Kanye says, judging someone by what’s in their bank account or how big their d— is.

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This follows other posts Kanye made against Twitter on Thursday. “We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have,” he wrote.

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SOURCE: Complex, Sarah Jasmine Montgomery