In Wake of NZ Mosque Massacre, Neil Finn Leaves Social Media, Says It's Enabled 'Hateful Ideology'

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Neil Finn of Crowded House performs on stage during the 'Encore' tour at Sydney Opera House on Nov. 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. 

One of New Zealand’s most prominent singer-songwriters, Neil Finn, took to Twitter on Sunday (March 17) to take a stand against “hateful ideology” while announcing that he will no longer participate in social media following the mass mosque shootings that took place on Friday.

Just two days after the heartbreaking mass shootings of two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a self-proclaimed white supremacist left 50 people dead, Finn tweeted that he “will no longer take part in social media.”

“Out of respect for the grieving families of Christchurch and in consideration of their vast public tragedy I will no longer take part in social media,” he wrote. “These platforms have enabled the spread of hateful ideology and I will not participate anymore.”

The Crowded House frontman also tweeted his condolences to the victims on Friday (March 15) as the news of the tragedy began to spread all over the world.

“Waking up to awful news from home, the full extent of the horror that unfolded in Christchurch,” Finn wrote. “So sad for the victims and families, the whole community, all the good people of Christchurch. Our love and thoughts are with you.”

Finn is currently on tour with Fleetwood Mac, which he joined in 2018 after the group fired longtime member Lindsey Buckingham.

See Finn's posts below.