Rosanne Cash Plans to Delete Her Facebook Account, Citing ‘Privacy Concerns’, ‘Toxic Environment’
Rosanne Cash announced via Facebook on Thursday (March 29) that she would be leaving the social media site. Her reasons include concerns for her privacy and what she referred to as a "toxic environment."
"Hello all. I will be deleting my Facebook account tomorrow, because of privacy concerns and what I find to be an increasingly toxic environment here," Cash wrote, though her page is still visible as of April 2. "I wanted to give you 24 hours so you can know where to find me elsewhere ... I wish you all the best and a lifetime of truth, beauty, friendship and love."
Cash is known for her political activism, including a staunch anti-gun stance that caused a stir on Facebook after the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in October of 2017. After a backlash on the social media site ensued, Cash followed up with an invitation for dissenting fans to unfollow her. Now, more than five months later, she has decided to delete her account altogether. A lengthy post on her page from Feb. 16, addressing the school shooting that took place on Feb. 14 in Florida, launched a fresh avalanche of comments and discussion.
"I grieve along with the entire country at the completely senseless death of 17 people, mostly kids, on Valentines’s Day in Florida. We have become so immune to school shootings, and mass shootings in general, that we express outrage, sadness, we post our opinions on social media, then ... we move on. Until the next one. Repeat. Politicians offer ‘thoughts and prayers.’ NOTHING CHANGES," part of Cash's post from that day reads.
Cash recently announced plans for an international tour in 2018. According to Rolling Stone, she will make stops in North Carolina, Georgia, the United Kingdom and Connecticut before concluding in Scotland on Aug. 4.
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