The wrath of social media can make anyone go into hiding, even Travis Scott.
Halloween was interesting this year: Kim turned her house into a spider web, Kylie Jenner joined the Power Rangers, and Travis Scott became a cockroach – no, Batman!
Travis just can’t take a joke, man.
Everybody dresses up on Halloween – while some earn praises, others become memes. Maybe if Travis had taken some fashion advice from Kylie, he wouldn’t be the butt of all the Halloween jokes this year.
This Halloween, Travis shared photos of himself dressed in a Batman costume. However, on 1st November, he deleted his Instagram account without any explanation whatsoever. His Twitter account is still active, though.
He released his last single ‘Franchise’ in September, which debuted at no. 1 on Billboard 100.
Coming back to Halloween, this year was different because of the pandemic. People kept their celebrations lowkey but didn’t shy away from relishing in spooky content. So many celebrities on social media were seen wearing impressive costumes. While many turned up the heat, one of them was a unique disappointment.
When Travis Scott dressed up as DC hero Batman, he was elated to share his photos on social media. But it seems like many people didn’t share his feelings, and soon, he got a lot of backlash on social media.
Yea, so what if he dressed up as Batman, you may ask? There are literally ten Batman in every Halloween party, right?
Well, here’s the deal: Everything was well-executed and top-notch, but the color of the costume was brown… yeah, we all wondered the same thing. So, because of the color, he looks like a giant cockroach standing next to a lavish car.
The next thing you know, all hell breaks loose.
Okay, this might be a bit racist.
But hey, we don’t think these bunch of unfunny (funny) users could demotivate Travis Scott to the extent that he’s forced to deactivate his account. Celebrities are trolled daily on social media and without any reason. So what made Scott take the trolling so seriously?
Look at Travis Scott, he’s had a great year! He not only held a virtual concert in Fortnite but he also had a song featured in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet – and this song was crucial in the film. He also collaborated with McDonalds and released the best performing song last month. In addition, he is the creative partner of PlayStation and has been an active promoter of the upcoming PS5 consoler.
Basically, things are going great, so one bad Halloween costume shouldn’t blow his spirit. Here’s what we think: what if this is a strategy to gain attention? An attempt to tease his fans? What if he’s got new music on the way and this sudden deactivation is a promotional strategy?
We believe this is the only reasonable excuse to deactivate an Instagram account. A 29-year-old music mogul just can’t be sad because some random person on the internet called him a cockroach caped in crusader. This is too lame of an excuse to hit the delete button.
But look, we do know he can’t keep his account inactive for long. He HAS to come back because his absence will negatively impact his brand value.
While Travis received a mixed response, his former flame won the internet with her genius Halloween costume! Kylie Jenner and her pals decided to dress up as Power Rangers and give a throwback to this wonderful 90s kid show!
Source: US Weekly
Source: E! Online
She was the no-nonsense Red Ranger, and boy did she look hot!
We certainly believe Travis should’ve taken a few tips from his baby’s momma. She definitely would’ve given him a better costume idea, or at least the right color.
Anyway, he’s lucky that he’s part of the music industry and not in fashion or comedy. One thing is for sure: this must’ve been an educational experience for Travis Scott because he now knows that Batman wears black and not brown.